New Delhi, Oct 4 (IENews) The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu today released the policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports called “Digi Yatra” at a press-conference here.
Addressing the media, he said that the Ministry has taken the initiative to develop standards for digital processing of passengers at airport to ensure uniform implementation and passenger experience across Indian airports through a connected ecosystem. He said, a technical working committee having members from airport operators, airlines and industry has been formed for development of standards.
DigiYatra Central Platform will be operational by end of February, 2019.
Bangalore & Hyderabad International Airports will be ready with pilot implementation by end of February, 2019.
Airport Authority of India (AAI) intends to roll out the programme initially at Kolkata, Varanasi, Pune & Vijayawada by April, 2019.
Suresh Prabhu said, “DigiYatra will provide a pan-India powerful platform for future, adding that Airports will have the possibility of providing innovative services and consent based targeted services in future. “Any service provider involved in facilitating travel of passenger from door to door will be able to use this platform in future through innovative solutions” he said.
The Minister asserted that the ultimate beneficiary will be the passengers, who will have all the travel related options available to them.