Domestic flyers out of Kolkata, Ahmebadad and Vijayawada will be able to avail this facility
Passenger can access services like check-in, security check and boarding using QR Code or biometric
New Delhi, November 22: Domestic flyers will soon have an option to link their Aadhaar number to air tickets for faster airport entry. Passengers flying out of Kolkata, Ahmebadad and Vijayawada can avail this Aadhaar-based seamless travel experience from 2018. The initiative comes under Modi government’s ‘digiyatra‘ programme. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has said that it has plans to implement the programme in other airports too. To avail this facility, passengers will have to link their Aadhaar number to air tickets at the time of booking.
Aadhaar-the 12-digit unique identification number has become one of the most important documents to have as it has become mandatory to avail essential services. Apart from Aadhaar-SIM linking, the government has also made it mandatory to link Aadhaar with Bank Accounts, social schemes, mutual funds and insurance policies to bring transparency to the economy.
How to link Aadhaar with Fight Ticket
- The passenger has to keep in mind that the Aadhaar number has to be entered at the time of booking the flight ticket
- Reports state that at airport entry, an e-gate will read the flight ticket’s bar code and Aadhaar information. The e-gate will also authenticate the travel details of the passengers.
- It has to be noted that the passenger will present biometric for Aadhaar authentication and only then the E-gate will open.
- Thereafter the passenger can access services like check-in, security check and boarding using QR Code or biometric.
Under this system, flyers will use stored biometrics to prove identity to enter terminals. TheirAadhaar details on the airline database will show what flight they are booked. This process is believed to eliminate the need to show paper ID cards, paper tickets and boarding cards. The passengers who opt for showing an identity other than Aadhaar at the time of entry will have to go through the manual process of verification by CISF at the entry gate. The passengers who opt for showing an identity other than Aadhaar at the time of entry will have to go through the manual process of verification by CISF at the entry gate.
A total of over 13.28 crore Permanent Account Numbers (PANs) have been linked with the Aadhaar till date. As per details by official sources, about 39.5% of PANs are now linked with Aadhaar numbers. The UIDAI has rolled out an easy method by which users can link their Aadhaar to their mobile numbers without visiting the local SIM card retailer. Starting December 1, users can link the two at their own comfort through OTP received on the mobile number registered with Aadhaar.