Explained: How 'Digi Yatra' reads one's face as the boarding pass

At the launch, Scindia said Digi Yatra will be one of the most efficient systems in the world

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The system enables paperless and contactless processing of passengers at various touchpoints

Aneesh Phadnis
On Thursday, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia launched Digi Yatra, a facial recognition technology-based system to provide a hassle-free travel experience to air travellers.

First announced in October 2018, the scheme was formally rolled out at airports in Delhi, Bengaluru and Varanasi on Thursday. A beta trial was carried out at airports in Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad from August 15 and the working of the app was fine-tuned based on passenger feedback. Let us take a look at how it works:

How does Digi Yatra benefit passengers?

It enables paperless and contactless processing of passengers at various touch points —

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First Published: Dec 01 2022 | 8:20 PM IST

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