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India: Airports to get facial recognition from the year 2022

In India, the air passengers can use a face scan as their boarding pass from 2022.

The first airports to roll out the most talked about facility are Kolkata, Pune, Varanasi and Vijayawada.

The Airport Authority of India has chosen the NEC Corporation Private Limited to implement the project. The details of face recognition data will be stored in Digi Yatra Central Ecosystem.

The passenger needs to send PNR along with pax details and facial biometrics to the Biometric Boarding System of the departing airport via a mobile application. The passenger can further choose not to opt for the service.

The Facial recognition will be done using software designed by National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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