Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International airport serving the capital of Karnataka is spread over 4000 acres and is located about 40 kilometers north near the city Devanahalli. As of 2016, the airport surpassed Delhi and Mumbai airports to become the third-busiest airport in the city and 35th busiest airport in Asia. As a testament to it, the airport handled over 22.2 million passengers in the year 2016 with about 500 aircraft movements a day. In this context, now the news is that the city’s International airport is assuring to become India’s first airport to have Aadhar-enabled entry and biometric boarding system.
It is said that after a two-month pilot project in February, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has pushed this plan to enable Aadhar entry and biometrics in the airport.
BIAL has set a 325-day deadline
This is a long-term project and BIAL has reported that it has set a 325-day deadline to accomplish the plan of enforcing the new Aadhar system entry in the airport. It is estimated that the project may get implemented by March 2018. Thereafter, as per the plan, all the domestic airlines will be brought on board within a stipulated time of 90 days.
This new system will be enforced to passengers boarding international flights by October 2018 and the entire project is sizing up to be completed by December 31, 2018.
What is there in this new system?
1. It enhances the real-time authentication of passengers.
2. Reduce the delays at the airport, speed up the clearance and refine the security systems.
3. With the enforcement of this new system, passengers can expect smooth and stress-free passage to various touch-points. This eliminates the hassle of presenting the ID and boarding passes at multiple counters in the airport.
4. As this Aadhar-enabled verification include time-stamped logs, the security of passengers is taken care and concerned authorities will be able to develop passenger profile if needed.
Moreover, this Aadhar-enabled entry will help passengers to cut down the waiting time at multiple counters thereby making the process simple and seamless. With biometric and Aadhar in place, passengers will not have to provide boarding pass and ID at multiple checkpoints. (If you are unable to download your Aadhar card then you can do it through uidai aadhar download)
This way, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International airport is set to become India’s first Aadhar-enabled airport.
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