Consultative Committee of Ministry of Civil Aviation discusses ‘DIGI YATRA’ project

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The Consultative Committee meeting of the Ministry of Civil Aviation was held in New Delhi on 18 July. The topic for discussion was ‘DIGI YATRA’. 


  • The project is envisioned to achieve contactless, seamless processing of passengers at airports based on Face Recognition System (FRT).

  • The basic idea of this project is that any passenger can pass through various checkpoints without any paperwork or contact.

  • For this, his facial features will be used, which will establish his identity, which will be directly linked to his boarding pass.

  • Privacy issues have been taken care of in this system.

  • It provides a decentralized mobile wallet based identity management platform which is also affordable and also addresses the privacy/data security issues in the implementation of Digi Yatra.

Objectives of DIGI YATRA

  • Providing a simple and easy experience to all air travellers.

  • Achieve better throughput through existing infrastructure using “Digital Framework”.

  • Result in lower cost operations.

  • Digitizing the existing manual process and bringing in better efficiency

First Phase of DIGI YATRA

  • In the first phase, Digi Yatra will be launched in August 2022 at two airports in Varanasi and Bengaluru.

  • It is proposed to start at five airports of Pune, Vijayawada, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad by March next year.

  • AAI will identify the airports where Digi Yatra will be implemented in a phased manner.

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