▪️ The Ministry of Civil Aviation under the proposed “Digi Yatra” initiative is looking forward to make boarding pass and security check-ins digital at airports using Aadhaar and mobile phones.
▪️ Under this initiative, a digital mode for airport entry and verification of passengers would be used.
▪️ The move is aimed to ease the security and boarding procedure. In a sum, the initiative aims to make the whole air travel experience completely digital.
▪️ According to the civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha, the proposed initiative would not require any paperwork and the traveller will be securely identified through Aadhaar number, passport or other documents.
▪️ The ministry is now working on establishing a uniform set of standards and protocols which can be applied across the system. The ministry expects to roll out the initiative in the coming months.
▪️ In addition, the ministry is also in the process of coming up with an approach to have a no-fly list based on safety.
▪️ The government has decided to come with a no-fly list in the wake of instances of unruly behaviour by air passengers that endanger the safety of all passengers in an aircraft.
▪️ By having a ‘no fly list’, the government wants to ensure that the unruly passengers are not able to fly and are appropriately dealt with.