Soon, you may not need to get boarding pass stamped
New Delhi: Domestic flyers out of Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai could be among the first in India who would not need to get boarding cards stamped “security checked” after clearing pre-embarkation frisking.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is approaching the Delhi and Bengaluru airports for pilot projects, to which both have agreed. Mumbai Airport will also start a pilot in three months.
“Boarding card stamping need not end only when the bigger digi-yatra (paperless biometric boarding for domestic flyers) project kicks off. It can happen earlier at some airports,” said a senior CISF official. The CISF and aviation authorities have in the last one year stopped stamping handbag tags at several airports.
Hyderabad has an e-boarding gate. Airports Authority of India plans to pilot digi-yatra at three airports by the year-end.
Delhi airport said in a statement: “All security related initiatives are decided by the Bureau of Civil Aviation (Security). Any recommendation from regulatory agencies will be duly implemented by us.”