Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia launches Digi Yatra for three Airports in the country

Ministry of Civil Aviation:

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia today launched Digi Yatra from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi for three airports in the country, namely New Delhi, Varanasi and Bengaluru.

Digi Yatra is conceived to achieve contactless, seamless processing of passengers at airports based on Facial Recognition Technology (FRT).

Speaking about the Digi Yatra project conceived by Digi Yatra Foundation under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Minister said that the project envisages a traveller today pass through various check points at the airports through a paperless and contactless processing using facial features to establish her identity which could be linked to the boarding pass.

To use this facility, one-time registration on Digi Yatra app is required using Aadhar based validation and a self-image capture.

The project has tremendous advantages of improving passenger convenience and ease of travel.

About the privacy features of the project, the Minister said that keeping in mind the privacy, there is no central storage of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). 

Passenger’s ID and travel credentials are stored in a secure wallet in the passenger’s smartphone itself.

The uploaded data will utilise blockchain technology and all the data will be purged from the servers within 24 hours of use.

With Digi Yatra, India will now stand in the ranks of world class airports like Heathrow in London and Atlanta in United States of America.

Elucidating on the benefits of Digi Yatra, the Minister stated the example of Dubai Airport where passenger time upto 40 percent was saved due to this technology.

A similar technology saved nine minutes per aircraft time at the Atlanta Airport.

The Minister also said that compared to other ports of call, the Indian system has been made far more seamless from entry to exit and therefore will be one of the most efficient systems from across the world.

Digi Yatra in the first phase, will be launched at 7 airports. However, it has been initially launched at 3 airports i.e., Delhi, Bengaluru and Varanasi today, to be followed by 4 airports namely Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, and Vijayawada by March 2023.

Later it would be implemented across various airports in the country. The service is presently being launched for domestic flights passengers only.

Digi Yatra App is available on both IoS and Android. It is voluntary is nature.

With Digi Yatra, India is setting a new global benchmark for a seamless, hassle free and health risk free process at airports.

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Amitabh Kant – India’s G20 Sherpa:

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An interactive session with over 1500 students from 75 universities across India was organised.

No better way to begin India’s G20 Presidency with enthusiastic, bright, young minds & with a youth connect !

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Gone is the time to remain trapped in the the same old zero-sum mindset, which has led to both scarcity and conflict.

It is time to get inspired by our spiritual traditions which advocate oneness and work together to solve global challenges.

India’s G-20 Presidency will work to further promote oneness, inspired by the theme of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’

The greatest challenges we face such as terror, climate change, pandemic can be best fought together.

India looks forward to working on encouraging sustainable lifestyles, depoliticising the global supply of food, fertilizers and medical products, among other subjects.

I would like to acknowledge the previous G-20 presidencies for delivering significant results.

I firmly believe now is the best time to go further still and catalyse a fundamental mindset shift, to benefit humanity as a whole.

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Sri Sri at Sunrise

Just examine, what do you doubt? You always doubt in something good—whether it is in you or in someone else.

In order to trust, you must first understand your doubt. You doubt yourself, and you doubt people around you. And then you doubt in the existence of God:
Sri Sri

Pic Credit: Sri Sri