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With An Aim To Make The Flight Boarding Process Completely Paperless, The Aviation Ministry Is Undertaking A Process In Which The Databases Of Airlines And Airports Will Be Linked With Passengers' IDs Such As Aadhaar And Passport Number.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 26 Sep 2017, 10:20:39 AM
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New Delhi:

With an aim to make the flight boarding process completely paperless, the aviation ministry is undertaking a process in which the databases of airlines and airports will be linked with passengers' IDs such as Aadhaar and passport number. Now, all you will need is just your mobile phones to board a domestic flight in India. 

The process once completed will ensure that passengers will have to use only biometrics to ascertain their identity. This would mean that a flight ticket or e-ticket would not be necessary and the airline database will show the details of the flight that the passengers have booked.

Moreover the linked airport databases will show if the passenger has been through checking and security check gates before being allowed access to the boarding gate closer to flight departure time. 

"We have set up a special unit in Airports Authority of India for giving shape to this 'digi yatra' programme. Airport operators, especially from Bangalore and Hyderabad, are part of this as they have done a lot of work in this field. We will soon know the indicative cost of the project and time frame in which it can be implemented," R N Choubey, aviation secretary told the Times of India.

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First Published : 26 Sep 2017, 09:12:05 AM

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