India’s second busiest airport, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), will be the 1st airport in India to implement the concept of “DigiYatra”.
On Monday, CSMIA said that they will soon do away with physical stamping of boarding passes by security personnel for domestic passengers.
All domestic full-service carriers ,Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara ,besides international airlines operate out of T2 of the Mumbai airport, where this process will start.
(CSMIA), is now equipped with the latest technology that eliminates boarding pass stamping for all domestic airlines operating out of T2.
Here how this will work:
- Passengers travelling within the country from Terminal 2 can authenticate their boarding pass at the pre-embarkation security check points.
- They can do this by scanning the tickets barcode or QR code with their mobile phones at the e-gates reader, using Live Passenger Dataset.
- It will save time, provide a “harmonious experience” to passengers, and improve the overall throughput of the security check procedure
This authentication will eliminate the responsibility of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel to stamp boarding passes.
The move by the Mumbai airport is in line with the government’s Digi Yatra initiative, which aims to make ticket booking, airport entry and boarding pass security check-in digital.
Digi Yatra will also enable facial recognition technology for passengers to enter airports and promote paperless and hassle-free air travel.
This pilot feature introduced by CSMIA aims at reducing the time involved in completing the many pre-flight boarding checks.