Aviation: Delhi's IGI airport to remove one more pain point for flyers, ensure ease of flying
The government has been working to ensure the services that are provided under its aegis as hassle free for users. Looking to ensure ease of flying, under the 'digi-yatra' initiative, the government is set to implement e-boarding facility to really make air travel seamless for flyers. Towards this end, it is doing away with the practice of physical stamping of boarding passes. The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport will begin this facility from next month, said a spokesperson for the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).
From the first week of August, the facility will start at the T-2 terminal for GoAir passengers and be introduced for other airlines subsequently, the spokesperson said yesterday, adding "It will subsequently be rolled out to other airlines at the Airport as well. This will start at a few gates at T2, and be expanded to all the gates gradually." Image source: Reuters
Now, passengers will have to merely flash their boarding pass at a scanner machine placed at the security area for frisking. CISF personnel will give a 'go-ahead' command through a terminal placed at his end before frisking the passenger, officials involved in its implementation said. Image source: Reuters
Notably, this facility would cover all boarding processes right from entry into the terminal building, check-ins, security checks, boarding gate and boarding bridge check before entering the aircraft. All that a passenger would need is a mobile e-boarding card, DIAL reportedly added. Image source: Reuters