For the first time in Asia, Bengaluru Airport India is going to use the Face Recognition technique as the boarding pass for passengers. The Kempegowda International Airport located in Bengaluru, India is also known as KIA, in short, is going to introduce this method next year for the first time in Asia. This is the proud moment for India as this step signifies our step forward towards the upgradation of the technological use in India.
The CEO of Bengaluru International Airport Limited [BIAL] which also operates the Kempegowda International Airport [KIA] is Mr. Hari Marar. He signed an agreement for this with Miguel Leitmann who is the CEO of Vision-Box and a Portuguese software firm. This technique will come under the effect in the following year 2019. The agreement was signed on the date of September 5th in the presence of Indian-origin Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa and India’s Ambassador to Portugal Nandini Singla who will serve as a witness.
“The goal of the programme is to simplify the journey by making it paperless from registration to boarding. Biometric technology will identify passengers by their face as they move across the airport, avoiding stops and the repeated presentation of boarding passes, passports or other physical identity documents,’’ Vision Box said in a release after signing the agreement with Bengaluru International Airport Limited.
“This is the first end-to-end face recognition-based walk-through experience in Asia and the largest in the world. It is also one of the most significant steps towards the Digital India campaign endorsed by the Government,’’ Vision Box CEO Miguel Leitmann has stated.