After a delay of three years, come March 2022, passengers will be capable to use a face scan as their boarding cross at 4 airports within the nation.
Airports at Varanasi, Pune, Kolkata and Vijaywada would be the first to roll-out the facial recognition technology-based biometric boarding system, and the service will go dwell from March 2022, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V.Okay. Singh advised the Lok Sabha in response to a query.
Thereafter, the know-how will probably be scaled up in a phased method throughout varied airports within the nation.
The Airports Authority of India has engaged NEC Company Non-public Restricted for implementing the know-how as a part of the DigiYatra coverage, which seeks to advertise paperless air journey and a seamless journey from coming into an airport until boarding a aircraft. The coverage was unveiled in October 2018, and as per the unique plan, the roll-out of the facial recognition know-how was scheduled for April 2019.