No More Stamping Of Boarding Pass At Mumbai’s T2 For Domestic Fliers
Domestic passengers flying out of Terminal 2 at Mumbai’s international airport will no longer be required to get their boarding cards stamped, said airport operator at Mumbai International Airport Ltd. on Monday.
All domestic full service carriers—Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara—besides the international airlines operate out of T2 of the Mumbai airport.
MIAL, the GVK-ledconsortium that runs Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, is now equipped with the latest technology that eliminates boarding pass stamping for all domestic airlines operating out of T2, it said in a release.
This makes the Mumbai airport the first-ever aerodrome in the country to introduce the proposed "digi yatra" facility, according to the release.
An initiative of the civil aviation ministry and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, the “digi yatra” facility seeks to minimise paperwork for air travel under a digital system for airport entry and boarding flights using a passenger’s Aadhaar number and mobile phone.
Passengers travelling within the country from T2 can now authenticate their boarding pass at pre-embarkation security check point by scanning the boarding pass bar code or QR code on mobile phones at e-gates reader, using the live passenger data set, according to the release.
This authentication of boarding pass will eliminates the responsibility of CISF personnel to stamp the boarding pass, therefore saving their time and improving the overall throughput of security check procedure, MIAL said.
With the governments plan of Digital India, this initiative is a step towards adopting new technology and digitising the travel experience of passengers, making it hassle-free, the release said. This pilot feature aims at reducing time involved in completing the many pre-flight boarding checks, MIAL said.