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Digi Yatra: Delhi, Varanasi and Bengaluru airport launches Facial Recognition-Based entry today

To avail the facility, passengers will have to register on the 'Digiyatra' app and provide their details. In this, there will be verification through Aadhaar and the passenger will also have to take their photographs.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday launched Digi Yatra, a facility to allow entry of air passengers on the basis of facial recognition at the airport in the national capital. Through ‘Digi Yatra’, passengers will be able to get paperless entry at airports and verification of details of passengers will be done automatically at various check points through facial recognition. The same system will work in security check areas as well.

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This paperless facility has started on Thursday at Delhi as well as at Varanasi and Bengaluru airports. To avail this facility, passengers will have to register on the ‘Digiyatra’ app and provide their details. In this, there will be verification through Aadhaar and the passenger will also have to take his photograph.

At the airport’s e-gate, the passenger will first have to scan the barcoded boarding pass and then the ‘facial recognition’ system installed there will verify the passenger’s identity and travel document. After this process, the passenger will be able to enter the airport through the e-gate.

To use this facility, a one-time registration on the Digi Yatra app is required using Aadhaar-based validation and a self-image capture.

There is no central storage of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The passenger’s ID and travel credentials are stored in a secure wallet on the passenger’s smartphone itself.

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