December 6, 2023
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Facial Recognition For Entry To Indian Airports Begins Today

India is about to introduce a system called Digi Yatra for a seamless and trouble-free air travel experience. Digi Yatra was designed to use facial recognition technology to facilitate frictionless and seamless passenger processing at airports (FRT).

The project’s main idea is that travellers will be able to pass through various checkpoints at airports using paperless and contactless processing, establishing their identity by using facial features, which could be connected to their boarding pass.

It will be introduced in seven airports in the first phase, only serving travellers taking domestic flights.

It will be introduced at three airports today—Delhi, Bengaluru, and Varanasi—and will then expand to four airports by March 2023—Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, and Vijayawada. The technology would then be used throughout the nation.

A one-time registration on the Digi Yatra app using Aadhaar-based validation and a self-image capture is necessary in order to access this option.There is no central storage of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The passenger’s ID and travel credentials are stored in a secure wallet on the passenger’s smartphone itself.

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