Bengaluru set to become India's first Aadhaar-enabled airport
Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport is likely to
become India's first airport to have Aadhaar-enabled entry and biometric boarding
The push to the plan has been given by the Bangalore
International Airport Limited (BIAL), after a two-month pilot project in
Reportedly, BIAL has set a 325-day deadline to enforce the
new Aadhaar system.
The project may get implemented by March 2018.
All the domestic airlines will be brought on board this new
system in 90 days, post Bengaluru enforcement.
Passengers boarding for even international flights may able
to use this new system by October 2018.
Project is expected to get completed by
December 31, 2018.
The new system will enhance the real-time authentication of
passengers, improve security, speed up clearance and reduce delays at the
Additionally, passengers can expect passage through various
touch-points to be smooth and stress-free, eliminating the need to present
their ID and boarding passes at multiple stages of the airport journey.
Moreover, the Aadhaar-enabled verification will boost the
security purpose with time-stamped logs for every passenger.
Concerned authorities will be able to develop passenger
profile if needed in the future for efficiency improvisation purpose.
Passengers will not have to provide a paper ticked or
boarding pass and ID at multiple checkpoints.
The process will also cut down
the waiting time providing seamless access at various points at the airport.