The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has started trials for Facial Recognition (FR) for the entry of passengers into the airport since the start of this month. the Airport will be resorting to the use of the latest technology to provide an expedited entry process to the aerodrome. These trials are being conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport under the Digi Yatra programme which has also been initiated on July 1. As per the reports, on the first day itself, 180 passengers voluntarily registered for the trials. If you are travelling to and from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, then you will be able to spot these registrations going on and in case you qualify as an eligible candidate for the trial then you will be able to register yourself too.
Registrations Ongoing at Domestic Departure Gates No. 1 and 3
As per the sources, the Facial Recognition trials registrations counters have been set up at the airport near the domestic departure gate numbers 1 and 3. Also, they added that the registrations for this new technology-based trials will be on from morning 8 AM to 8 PM at night. It is worth noting that these Digi Yatra trials will be completely voluntary and hence the passengers will be able to decide whether or not they want to enrol themselves in the trial for the new facial recognition technology.
The implementation of the facial recognition technology would reduce the overhead and the effort required by the airlines' staff and the security personnel as the passengers will now be processed at spots like entry point check, entry into Security Check, aircraft boarding using the facial recognition technology. The passengers will also be easily able to do self-bag drops, check-in and more. Another advantage of Digi Yatra would be that passengers would not have to go through the identity check at multiple points.
Three Step Simple Process to Register for Facial Recognition Trials
As per the flyers available at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, the frequently flying passengers of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Vizag, Vijayawada, and Bangalore will be able to register for the new facial recognition trials under Digi Yatra initiative. Also, the registration process for the passengers who wish to voluntarily enrol in the trials would be easy and would only happen in three steps. They would simply have to enter any Govt. ID proof and enter all the required details, in the next step they would have to face towards the camera for a picture. After completion of this, the Digiyatra ID will be generated and mail confirmation will be sent to the passenger.
However, sources have also added saying that since the technology is under the trial phase the CISF staff will still physically verify the Govt. issued ID and other documents of the passenger who wants to enrol in the trials at the departure gates number 1 and 3 of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad.