Soon, you may not need to get boarding pass stamped

Domestic flyers out of Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai could be among the first in India who do not need to get their boarding cards stamped “security checked” after clearing pre-embarkation frisking.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is approaching the Delhi and Bengaluru airports to carry out this pilot project and both these airports have agreed to do so. The Mumbai Airport will also start a pilot project in three months where boarding cards of domestic flyers will not be stamped.
“Hyderabad has already done a pilot for this. We are asking Delhi and Bengaluru to do the same. Boarding card stamping need not end only when the bigger diga-yatra (paperless biometric boarding for domestic flyers) project kicks off and it can happen earlier at some airports,” said a senior CISF official.
CISF and aviation authorities have in the last one year stopped stamping hand bag tags at several airports.
Hyderabad has an e-boarding gate. Airports Authority of India plans to start a pilot project of digi-yatra at three airports by the year-end that will see paperless boarding for domestic flyers.
Mumbai airport sources say they are replacing cameras at domestic departure terminal to high definition ones.
“Stamping is done to fix responsibility as to who frisked a passenger and also to ensure that everyone is frisked before being allowed to board the plane. This information is used in case some security lapse-related incident happens on a flight to then backtrack and check everyone on it to find which all flyers on board that flight could have been responsible for the same. The HD cameras allow us to do the same without any need for stamping. We will start a pilot project for domestic flyers in three months,” said the Mumbai airport official.
15/06/18 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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