Now, Aadhaar set to be used in airports

Q.  What is Aadhaar going to be used for?
- Published on 05 Apr 17

a. Biometric access to flyers at airports
b. Rail ID for train journeys
c. ID for social welfare schemes
d. ID for banking

ANSWER: Biometric access to flyers at airports
Now, Aadhaar set to be used in airportsThe government has asked IT major Wipro to develop a blueprint for Aadhaar-based biometric access to flyers at all airports across India.

Wipro is expected to give the report by early May and then airports will begin the process of a passenger's thumb being all the identification he or she requires to fly, for domestic flights as international ones will need passports.

The aviation ministry had been toying with the idea of linking Aadhar numbers to air travel bookings and then enabling biometric access possible at airports.

It was felt a joint system be developed that can be replicated by all airports. We are seeing what all airport processes can be made e-enabled.

The passengers give their Aadhar numbers at the time of booking tickets.

Once they reach the airport they are flying out of, flyers can just keep their thumb on touch pad at entry point. Once inside, a similar process can be repeated at other places like check-in.

This will give passengers a seamless and effortless travel experience at airports as possible.

Due to security considerations, flyers in India have to show an ID card along with their tickets to be allowed inside airport terminals.

AAI: Know More
  • Type: PSU
  • Industry: Aviation sector
  • Founded: 1 April 1995
  • Headquarters: Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan,Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi-110003
  • Head: Dr.Guruprasd Mohapatra , Chairman

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