Travelers will soon be able to enter airports in the country with facial recognition biometric under the government's Digi Yatra initiative, which seeks to promote paperless and hassle-free air travel.
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said the "forward-looking and futuristic" initiative would be launched soon.
He said it would be voluntary for passengers on whether to opt for facial recognition biometric for air travel.
Digi Yatra platform to be operational by February 2019
Digi Yatra initiative is a biometrics-based digital processing system for passenger entry and related requirements at the airport. It'd be operational by February 2019. A passenger can create a Digi Yatra identity using a valid identification proof including voter card, driving license, Aadhaar among others.