First Aadhaar Enabled Airport In the Country to be Bengaluru

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Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has given push to its plan to make Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) the country’s first airport to have complete Aadhaar-enabled entry and biometric boarding system after a two-month pilot project in Februrary.


  • The airport is expected to be completely Aadhaar-enabled by December 2018, according to the Request For Proposal (RFP) issued by BIAL. 
  • To confirm personal identity for airport passenger processing and access control among other things, BIAL wants to tap benefits of using Aadhaar-enabled entry and biometric e-boarding process
  • With real-time authentication of passengers, entry using biometric readers can enhance security, speed up clearance and alleviate delays at the airport.
  • The use of biometrics will be the only verification required at each passenger touch-point and will go a long way in improving the flow of passengers, providing a better travel experience as well as greater operational visibility for stakeholders.
  • BIAL has set a 325-day deadline to implement the new system. By March 30, 2018, the project will go live as far as airport entry is concerned, and in another 90 days, under phase-2, all domestic airlines will be roped to make phase-2 live.
  • By October 4, 2018, even those boarding international airline flights will be able to access the new system and by December 31, 2018, the project will be complete.



Source: TOI

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