The Banglore International Airport Limited (BIAL) is all set to introduce the Aadhaar enabled entry and biometric boarding system at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), after a 2-month pilot project in February. It will be the country’s first airport to have complete Aadhaar enabled entry and biometric boarding system.
It will be the first Smart Airport in the country with the airport expected to be completely Aadhaar-enabled by December 2018. BIAL has already issued a Request For Proposal(RFP) related to the same and the plans are in place to become a Smart Airport—a digitized, seamlessly connected and intuitive one.
The new system will enable a quick and efficient scrutiny of the passengers making it possible to verify a passenger under 5 seconds at every checkpoint right up to the boarding gate. Earlier it would take an average 25 minutes to complete the entire screening process, under the new system it will take around 10 minutes. BIAL wants to tap benefits of using Aadhaar-enabled entry and biometric e-boarding process to confirm the personal identity for airport passenger processing and access control among other things. It will make passengers enter through the same gate.
BIAL spokesperson said –
With real-time authentication of passengers, entry using biometric readers can enhance security, speed up clearance and alleviate delays at the airport. In addition to eliminating the need for passengers to present their ID and boarding passes at multiple stages of the airport journey, passengers can expect passage through various touch-points to be smooth and stress-free.