The beta version of the DigiYatra app has been rolled out at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR).
The DigiYatra project– the contactless, seamless processing of passengers at airports, based on the use of single token face biometrics for verification of passengers – is led by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Government of India. BLR operator Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) is a key stakeholder and trials of the technology have been held at the airport since 2017.
The first phase rollout of the DigiYatra Central Ecosystem (DYCE) began on August 15 at BLR. The DigiYatra biometric boarding system at e-gates is being rolled out for all domestic airlines in a phased manner, covering checkpoints for domestic travel. According to the operator, passengers experienced a seamless check-in, passed through security, and boarded their respective flights using their single token face biometric for validating their identity and their boarding pass.
Two carriers are currently integrated with DigiYatra – Vistara Airlines and AirAsia. The app is available on Google Playstore for Android users, and an iOS version will be made available within a month.
The DYCE is being built according to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, ensuring that passengers data remains secure. Data is deleted within 24 hours of travel.