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Hyderabad airport launches Face Recognition system for entry on pilot basis

Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is set to launch the face-recognition facility under the Centre’s Digi Yatra Policy for the first time in India. Trials began on July 1 and will continue for a month. The face-recognition technology will remove the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) physically checking passengers’ government issued identification documents at the airport entrance.  
 
How it works?
♦ Initially, the passengers should submit the documents and then a face-recognition camera will capture the image of your face.
♦ The image along with the details of the documents will be stored in a database.
♦ The passengers will be provided aunique Digi Yatra ID.
♦ The passengers, then, should go through the security check points at the airport by just looking into the camera to record and identify themselves via biometrics. 
♦ This facility will also mean passengers may not have to show travel documents, boarding pass and identity proof at checkpoints. 
♦ Once the face ID and document are registered, during subsequent entries the system will be able to recognise the passengers’ face and document details from the database via a face recognition camera placed at the entry.
♦ Passengers will also be able to use unique Digi Yatra ID as documentation while buying tickets in the future.
 
Benefits of the technology:
There will be convenience and Privacy inherent in facial recognition than the prospect of giving up your identity to clear through security faster. This benefit comes at a low cost. Time wastage is less. Passegenrs need not want to carry all documents. They can travel hassle-free and with tension.

Digi Yatra Policy:
Introduced by:  Ministry of Civil Aviation 
It is a biometric based digital processing of passengers at Airports.
The policy aims to provide a connected ecosystem enhancing the seamless travel experience for the passengers and simultaneously improving the security.

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