Soon, face recognition system at Pune airport

Sushant Ranjan
Wednesday, 26 September 2018

According to sources at Pune airport,  the Ministry of Civil Aviation is planning to add a digital experience for fliers through DigiYatra platform. The passengers travelling to the airport will be automatically photographed (scanning), while the ticket will be scanned at the same time.

Pune: Soon, passengers at Pune airport will not have to wait in long queues while checking in. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to use the latest face recognition technology to increase the safety of aeroplanes and to relieve passengers from ‘check-in’ queues. The ticket will be scanned and you have to just look into the camera to check in. The mechanism will be implemented on pilot basis at Kolkata, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Pune. Once the system is fully implemented, passengers will not have to produce identity cards for checking in. 

According to official sources, this face recognition facility, touted to be the first in India, will be extended to all domestic fliers by 2019.

According to sources at Pune airport,  the Ministry of Civil Aviation is planning to add a digital experience for fliers through DigiYatra platform. The passengers travelling to the airport will be automatically photographed (scanning), while the ticket will be scanned at the same time.
 
This system will save passengers’ time and the security framework will be strengthened. The number of security check-in counters at Pune airport has been increased. In the recent past, there have been incidents of people entering the airport after showing bogus boarding passes. Such incidents can be prevented by new system.

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