The Indian airports overseeing authority is looking to install the DigiYatra facility at Chennai International Airport next year. With a traffic of 16,000 to 20,000 passengers on a daily basis, it becomes important for the airport to have a facility for quicker check-in.
DigiYatra at Chennai Airport
In the next drive of DigiYatra installation, it seems that government will also include the largest International Airport in the state of Tamil Nadu as well. Chennai Airport is all set to get the DigiYatra facility next year.
DigiYatra is a technology which uses facial recognition, which offers hassle free & paperless access to enter departure terminal and pass through security checks with minimum human intervention. It reduce long queues and wait time for passengers.
Initially, it is expected that the facility will be introduced in the new International terminal inaugurated by the Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After installation at International terminal, the facility will be extended to both of the domestic terminals.
The new terminal, which handles international departures and arrivals is equipped to handle paperlesss and digital passenger processing. Chennai Airport handles approximately 16,000 to 20,000 passengers on a daily basis.
As of now, 13 Indian airports enjoy this seamless facility. These airports include Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Vijayawada among others. Since inception, more than 91 lakh passengers have used this facility. At airports like Bengaluru, 37 percent of passengers departing have used DigiYatra for entering the terminal.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation is aiming that by the end of 2024, 38 Indian airports will enjoy the experience of DigiYatra. This expansion will be done in two phases. In phase-I, 14 airports will get this. In second phase, 11 airports will get this.
Source : Times of India