Bengaluru airport plans Aadhaar-based entry system

New Delhi, Oct 9: An Aadhaar-enabled entry system is likely to be put in place at the Bengaluru airport which will help reduce the time taken for screening passengers, according to aerodrome operator BIAL.
Embarking on an ambitious project, the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) has sought proposals for having ‘Aadhaar enabled entry and biometric boarding system’.
The BIAL’s move comes at a time when the civil aviation ministry is working on ‘Digiyatra’, an initiative that aims to enable paperless travel by way of using biometric systems for entering airports and boarding flights.
A public private consortium, BIAL operates the Kempegowda International Airport.
As per the Request for Proposal (RFP), the airport would put in place a backbone infrastructure and software solution along with E-gates with passport and QR (Quick Response) code readers.
The plan is to complete the project ‘Aadhaar enabled entry and biometric boarding system’ by December 31, 2018.
The rollout is planned in three different phases, with the Aadhaar system expected to go live by March 30, 2018 for three domestic carriers — Jet Airways, SpiceJet and AirAsia India.
According to the RFP, all domestic flights would be covered by October while the facility would be extended to international flights by December next year. (Agencies)