Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has initiated the process to make the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) fully Aadhaar-enabled to make it easy for commuters to access airport facilities and save time while boarding the flight. The authority has planned to set up Aadhaar-enabled entry points along with biometric boarding systems.
The Times of India reported that the implementation of this plan would be brought into effect by December 2018. However, the first stage would be rolled out in March 2018 and domestic airlines would be brought on-board within the next three months. International airlines would be brought on-board by October 2018.
Aadhaar-enabled facilities will allow passengers to get verified in as less as 5 seconds at each checkpoint till they reach the boarding gate. Due to this, the screening time would be reduced to 10 minutes as opposed to 25 minutes that commuters have to spend currently. This will not only provide seamless access but reduce the waiting time considerably.
The decision has been taken as a result of the findings of a two-month pilot project conducted in February. As per media reports, BIAL will get a 325-day window for the execution of the project. The process will speed up clearance mechanism and reduce delay at the airport. It will also help to tighten up the security mechanism and help in maintaining time-stamped log for every passenger.