Bengaluru Airport KIA To Use Face Recognition As Boarding Pass 

Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru - Sakshi Post

Bengaluru: The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru is likely to be the first airport in India to get a face biometric self-boarding system.

According to a report in a leading daily, the system under the Digi Yatra Biometric Boarding System (BBS) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation will be rolled out in the third quarter of this year.

Consequently, passengers will not have to rely on printing boarding passes. They can just walk through security scanners which will provide an advanced biometric security solution.

A spokesperson of the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) said that the field acceptance trials were conducted at the end of March and the production of the hardware had already begun. A phased rollout of the Digi Yatra would begin most likely from July.

He said that once the central platform is set up, BIAL will integrate the BBS of the airport with the platform.

Once it completes a successful run at the Bengaluru airport, the technology will be gradually implemented in a phased manner at other airports in Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.

The technology is an agreement between the KIA and Portugal-based Vision-Box. The BBS will be first opened to passengers of Jet Airways, Air Asia and SpiceJet. But however, with Jet Airways halting its operations, its replacement is not known yet.

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