Soon, you may not need to get board­ing pass stamped

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION - Sau­rabh.Sinha@ times­group.com

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.”

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