DigiYatra facility to be launched on 6 airports in August
As on August 10, 3.46 million passengers have used the Digi Yatra facility, as per the ministry
The government on Friday said the Digi Yatra facility will be launched at six more airports, including at Mumbai and Kochi, in August.
Currently, the facility is available at seven airports. It was first launched on December 1, 2022, at airports in Delhi, Varanasi, and Bengaluru.
The facility provides for contactless, seamless movement of passengers at various checkpoints at airports based on Facial Recognition Technology (FRT).
As on August 10, 3.46 million passengers have used the Digi Yatra facility, as per the ministry.
At present, the Digi Yatra facility is also available at Vijayawada, Pune, Hyderabad, and Kolkata.
Under the facility, the data of passengers are encrypted and not stored centrally.
It is shared only between the passenger and the airport of travel origin, where the passenger's Digi Yatra ID needs to be validated.
The data is purged from the airport's system within 24 hours of departure of the flight.