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Soon, air travellers in India will be able to travel without a boarding pass

If you are flying from Delhi, Bangaluru and Hyderabad airport anywhere in India, you will no longer need boarding passes as the civil authorities will be introducing biometric-based boarding system very soon.

Reportedly, the biometric-based boarding system uses facial recognition technology for id proof, and trials have already started to make boarding completely paper-free. It will take hardly two minutes to register for smooth access, and then the passengers can straightaway go to the boarding gate.

Lately, Vistara is experimenting with this biometric trial for the next two to three months and passengers can participate in it by registering at their kiosk in Delhi airport’s Terminal 3.

Once this new technology is implemented, paper tags for hand luggage, paper boarding passes and other paper documents will become redundant. This initiative will be a part of civil aviation ministry’s DigiYatra policy. Biometric facial recognition technology at the airports will also result in faster processing and reduced waiting time in queues.

News has it that under civil aviation ministry’s DigiYatra project, air passengers can make a new DigiYatra id by giving voter id, driving license, Aadhaar or passport. The DigiYatra id and ticket PNR will be used to check the passenger’s identity.

Not only will your boarding process be easier, but you will also not have to show boarding pass or ID cards at multiple checkpoints at the airport. Voluntary in nature, the new biometric system will help air passengers avoid long queues at the security and baggage checks and boarding gates.