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Experience Seamless and Paperless Travel with DigiYatra at Kochi Airport, ET Infra


KOCHI: In a major achievement in promoting contactless travel facility in the airport, the Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial) has recorded over 52,000 ‘DigiYatra’ passengers in three months (Oct 2 to Dec 15, 2023), surpassing many major international airports across the country.

‘DigiYatra’, the initiative introduced by the civil aviation ministry to provide seamless and paperless travel experience to air passengers, minimizes waiting time at the entry, pre-embarkation security check and boarding gates of the airports.

For this, passengers need to download the ‘DigiYatra’ app on their mobile phones. Once downloaded, they can take their photo and verify their identity using a Digi Locker or offline Aadhaar. Passengers shall scan and share their boarding pass with the airport through the app. At entry points, passengers can walk through by showing their face making the entire process quick and convenient.

At present, 13 airports are providing the facility. As per a recent data released by civil aviation minister Jyothiraditya Cindhya, the number of Digi Yatra passengers at the airports in major metro cities is not impressive.

At Delhi airport, only 18,110 passengers made use of the facility between December 2022 to November 2023.

“Cial has a plan to offer the e-boarding software to other airports in the country,” said Cial general manager and head of IT wing Santhosh S.

“Many airports have Digi Yatra facilities. We stand out with a simple approach. No compromise in quality of professionalism. E-boarding software is the heart of the project and was conceived, designed and developed by Cial’s internal IT team,” said Santhosh.

“Our Digi Yatra Solution comprises cutting edge hardware components. E-gates from Belgium, facial recognition technology from Germany and core room hardware from Mexico,” said Cial senior manager of the IT wing Sreejith Prabhakaran.

  • Published On Dec 22, 2023 at 04:59 PM IST

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