Going to Airport? This Digital Identity Proof Is Going To Replace All Physical Documents While Checking In Airport.


After airports of Bengaluru and Hyderabad other airports are going to start Mobile Aadhar Enabled entry. This new system is being framed to improve  security and to make the process easier and to reduce the time taken for screening passengers.

According to the traditional system, passengers should have any one of ten identity proof which are listed by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) (http://bcasindia.nic.in/welcome.html).

List of Documents-

  • Valid Passport,
  • PAN card issued by the Income Tax department,
  • Election Photo Identification Card,
  • Valid Driving License,
  • Photo identity card issued by the employer, being government and reputed private sector organizations,
  • Photo Credit Card,
  • Children should carry their school identification cards or any other photo identification proof,
  • Valid birth certificates of infants,
  • For travel under Concessionary fare types valid relevant IDs.

“In order to ensure that a bonafide passenger is travelling on a valid ticket issued in his/her name as well as to avoid any controversy/argument with the security staff, any of the following photo identity documents shall be carried in original,” according to the BCAS circular issued on October 26.

India’s first Airport Based on Aadhar Entry System

Bengaluru, which is known as India’s IT Hub is going to lead in embarking Aadhar enabled entry system and Biometric System on its airport Bengaluru International Airport or Kempegowada International Airport. According to the sources, Request for Proposal (REP), which has been issued by the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BAIL) is likely to be ensured that the entire process required in linking Aadhar enabled entry and biometric system shuold be complete by December 2018.

“In addition to eliminating the need for passengers to present their ID and boarding passes at multiple stages of the airport journey, passengers can expect passage through the various touch points to be smooth and stress-free,”                                                                                                                                                                                -says BIAL.

According to BIAL-

“The trial operations for Aadhaar-enabled entry & biometric e-boarding process was commenced in February 2017 and has been successfully completed with live flights,”

BIAL claims that Aadhar based process will enable the pssengers to be verified in 5 seconds at the all the check point right up to the boarding gate. So, we can see that this entire process of checking in airport will take 10 mminutes compared to the averge 25 minutes.

Talking about the decision,

Hari K Marar, Executive Director & President, highlights his statement that BIAL tells FE Online, “Every new initiative is introduced keeping the customer in mind. We are committed to a futuristic and innovative vision of The Smart Airport – a digitized, seamlessly connected, intuitive airport. The introduction of Aadhaar-enabled entry & Biometric E-Boarding Process entry will not only speed up the validation process, but also provide a significant increase in security.”

Three Phases of Implementing Aadhar System-

  1. The process to be introduced for three domestic cariers-jet Airways by March 30, 2018.
  2. For Spicejet and Air Asia India by March 30, 2018.
  3. All domestic flights would be covered by October while it will be extended to International flights By December next year.

Now, Airport check in will be free from furnishing a set of printed documents….




One Reply to “Going to Airport? This Digital Identity Proof Is Going To Replace All Physical Documents While Checking In Airport.”

  1. Looks like America is steering to implement the same procedures. Hopefully, everything will be smoother on our end as well.

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