Indian government has launch DigiYatra facility at three airports across India. With the new facility, the passengers will now be able to access a seamless entry for their travel at the airports using facial recognition technology.
Starting from 1st December 2022, the DigiYatra facility will be available on IGI airport in the national capital, Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi.
This service will soon be rolling out to few other airports in the coming year.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia launch the DigiYatra facility at the airport in Delhi on 1st December 2022.
As said by the minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, the new check-in facility will ensure the safety of passenger data as it will be store in an encrypt format.
In the initial phase, the service will roll out for the airlines that are onboard.
The passengers taking domestic flights could avail this facility at the airports in Delhi, Bangalore and Varanasi.
As of now, only three airlines, Air India, Vistara and IndiGo are part of DigiYatra, and SpiceJet is planning to join the initiative soon.
In August 2022, the DigiYatra programme was roll out for the Hyderabad International Airport for a period of three months.
And, the facility is schedule at four more airports, Hyderabad, Pune, Vijayawada and Kolkata by March 2023.
This services will extend to all major airports in the country.
For passengers taking domestic flights and willing to check-in through the new technology, the DigiYatra app is available for Android as well as ioS.
To avail the service, a passenger will be require to register their details on DigiYatra app.
This can be done using Aadhaar-based validation and an image of the passenger.
After, the boarding will be scan, following which the details will be share with the airport around 24 hours before the flying time.
On the airport gate, the passenger will be able to check-in using the barcode on the scan boarding pass and the facial recognition.
So, other processes including security checking and clearance will take place as per usual norms.