Pune airport security beefed up with biometric machines for AAI, airline staffers

Sushant Ranjan
Friday, 22 December 2017

Pune: To make the security tighter, all employees of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and airline staffers, will get bio-metric access at Pune International Airport. This facility will start after making Aadhaar card compulsory at the airport. Five bio-metric machines have been installed at the entry gate of the terminal building. 

According to officials of Pune airport, the biometric facility is compulsory for all employees of the airport, CISF personnel, groundstaff of private airlines and all ground handling agents.

Pune: To make the security tighter, all employees of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and airline staffers, will get bio-metric access at Pune International Airport. This facility will start after making Aadhaar card compulsory at the airport. Five bio-metric machines have been installed at the entry gate of the terminal building. 

According to officials of Pune airport, the biometric facility is compulsory for all employees of the airport, CISF personnel, groundstaff of private airlines and all ground handling agents.

Over 1,500 employees work at the Pune airport and are issued Airport Entry Pass (AEP) every year. The entry pass is connected to the Aadhaar card. 

“Around 1,500 employees are working at Pune airport. The Aadhaar number and thumb impression is already connected with the smart card. Whenever any employees or staff gives their thumb impression, the smart card will give full details of the staffers. Whenever the staffers enter the premises, every movement will be observed by the system,” said a highly placed source at the airport. 

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) issues passes to those working at airports and the biometric access control system are already installed at entry gates and other places inside the terminal building. The employees have been provided smart cards to access entry. 

“These are access control gates for airport entry permit holders. From these machines and new entry permits, the access to different areas of the airport will be controlled,” said Ajay Kumar, Pune Airport Director. 

“Biometric system is not like attendance machine. The system is totally different,” Ajay Kumar said. 

Secure entry 
- 1500 employees including AAI and airline staffers are working at Pune airport. 
- The entry pass is connected to Aadhaar card. 
- The employees have been provided smart cards for entry access. 
- The bio-metric machines have been installed at the entry gate of the terminal building.

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