Assam's International Airport Becomes 1st Airport In Northeast India To Launch 'Digi Yatra' Facility

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Guwahati's popular Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LBBI) has become the first airport in Northeast India to launch a 'Digi Yatra' facility.

An Overview of the News

  • The innovative service aims to enhance the air travel experience in the region by streamlining airport processes.

Cooperation and Objectives:

  • The 'Digi Yatra' initiative is a collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Aviation with the goal of modernizing and improving air travel.

  • It aims to revolutionize passenger navigation through airports, making it more intuitive and convenient.

Major Areas of Implementation:

  • The 'Digi Yatra' service has been implemented in three main areas of the airport: entry points, check-in counters, and boarding zones.

  • Traditional long queues and delays during check-in and security procedures are expected to come down significantly.

Facial Recognition Technology:

  • The core of the 'Digi Yatra initiative is the use of facial recognition technology for seamless airport travel.

  • This eliminates the need for traditional methods of ticket verification and ID checking.

Security and Privacy Measures:

  • Passenger data is encrypted and stored in the passenger's smartphone wallet, ensuring privacy.

  • No personally identifiable information (PII) is stored during the process.

  • Industries and Commerce Minister of Assam - Chandra Mohan Patowary

About Assam:

  • It is a state located in the northeastern region of India. It is bounded by Bhutan in the north, Arunachal Pradesh in the east, Nagaland in the northeast, Manipur in the southeast, Mizoram in the south, and West Bengal in the west.

  • Formation (as a state) - 26 January 1950

  • Capital - Dispur

  • Chief Minister - Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • Governor - Gulab Chand Kataria

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