DigiYatra facility will be launched at 6 more airports in August 2023. These airports are Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Lucknow, Jaipur, and Guwahati. The implementation and installation of Digi Yatra infrastructure at these airports will take place in a phased manner.
Since its by Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, in December 2022, at three airports, New Delhi, Varanasi, and Bengaluru, DigiYatra has been implemented at four more airports, Vijayawada, Pune, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. Currently, the number of DigiYatra airports is seven. With the addition of the aforementioned six airports, the total number of DigiYatra-enabled airports will become thirteen.
By August 10, 2023, Digi Yatra had been used by 34,60,454 passengers. By the same date, the DigiYatra mobile application user base was 1.29 million.
DigiYatra is a mobile application-based facility conceived to achieve contactless, seamless processing of passengers at airports based on Facial Recognition Technology (FRT). It helps travelers pass through various checkpoints at the airports through paperless and contactless processing using facial features to validate their identity and travel details.
In the DigiYatra process, there is no central storage of passenger’s Personally Identifiable Information data. The data of the passengers is encrypted and stored in the wallet of their smartphone. It is shared only between the passenger and the airport of travel origin, where the passenger’s DigiYatra ID needs to be validated.
The data is purged from the airport’s system within 24 hours of departure of the flight. The data is shared by passengers directly, only when they travel and only to the origin Airport.