The Ministry of Civil Aviation of the Jaipur Airport will soon be launching a DigiYatra app equipped with a Biometric Boarding System (Face Pods) for domestic travel passengers. This will eliminate the need to carry printouts of their tickets and boarding pass to scan their details.
Under the ‘DigiYatra’ programme, Passengers flying domestic from Jaipur airport will bypass the cumbersome procedure of manual verification of tickets and identification documents at multiple checkpoints, saving their crucial time.
According to an official at the airport, “The programme will initially start with only one dedicated entry route for passengers choosing the DigiYatra option, but will later be expanded.”
The system will simplify check-in, security, and boarding processes for passengers, making the process faster and smoother, right from the time one enters the terminal building to when he or she boards the aircraft.
How the ‘DigiYatra’ works
- Passengers who choose to use the DigiYatra facility for check-in can register either at the airport or through the DigiYatra portal. Alternatively, they can download the DigiYatra mobile app, which is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
- After completing the registration process, the passenger will be assigned a unique DY ID. This ID will serve as a universal identifier for all their future air travels within India. The DY ID will be associated with the passenger’s PNR number and will securely store all their travel-related information on the DigiYatra portal.
- In collaboration with airlines, the DigiYatra portal will identify and match travel details, including city, airport, and airline information. These details will then be transmitted to the airport’s security staff six hours before the scheduled departure of the flight.
- A ‘DigiYatri’ can smoothly pass through the entry gate, pre-security hold area, and boarding gate by simply scanning their facial biometrics.
- Passengers without a DigiYatri ID can still check-in using the regular procedure.
- The portal will facilitate a travel experience without the need for paper documents or physical contact at different checkpoints.
The DigiYatra facility made its debut at New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Varanasi airports in December 2022 and subsequently expanded to several other airports.
At the Jaipur International Airport, approximately 13,500 passengers travel daily on an average basis. The airport operates 49 domestic flights each day, serving various destinations such as Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata, among others.