Security-check without "security-checked": New policy in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru airports
Next time your boarding pass isn't stamped "security checked", don't fret! This might be a new policy in place. Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru airports might go the Hyderabad way and allow passengers to pass through security checks without the stamp, though it'll be replaced with an enhanced security system comprising HD cameras, barcode-scanners, etc. However, this'd only be applicable to domestic travelers, said officials.
Mumbai airport "keen for pilot", Bengaluru says "had pioneered"
Central Industrial Security Force's security head MA Ganapathy has written to the management of these airports on July 18 asking them to start the process on pilot basis. While Mumbai officials are "very keen to do a pilot", Bengaluru airport authority said they had already envisioned the concept under Digi Yatra Initiative, but were waiting for final standards, including Aadhaar integration, to be completed.
Pilot project will encompass Air India, Jet Airways, Vistara passengers
Mumbai International Airport Limited, the operator of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, will be implementing the project at Terminal 2 with domestic passengers of Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara. After the system is put in place, there will be a three-step security check: barcode scanner for your boarding pass, HD CCTV camera for capturing your face, and frisking by security personnel.
Enhanced security: Boarding-pass barcode will be scanned thrice
After scanning the boarding-pass barcode on the e-gate reader, passenger-details will be authenticated. After verification, he/she will be allowed to go to the boarding gates. The boarding-pass will be scanned thrice: while entering airport, at the security check area and again at the boarding gate.