On Monday, the Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport scraped down the need of physical stamping of boarding passes at its Terminal 2, and hence Mumbai Airport become the first airport in the country to introduce Digi-Yatra for domestic airlines.

The modern Digi-Yatra initiative launched at the Mumbai airport T2 eliminates the need of physical stamping of boarding passes for all airlines. Hence, all passengers travelling domestically through the terminal can now at pass security check point by scanning the boarding pass barcode or QR code on their mobile phones at the E-gate Reader, using the Live Passenger Dataset. A successful digital verification will be enough and then the CISF checking personnel will not need to physical stamp your boarding pass.

With the launch of Digi-Yatra, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has become the first airport in India to have introduced the digital plan proposed by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). Hence, all domestic-bound airlines taking off from the Terminal 2 (T2) of Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL)’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) including Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara will use the Digi-Yatra technology.

The pilot launch will test out the workability of the technology and check if it serves the purpose of cutting down the check-in time and provide a hassle-free, seamless digital experience to passengers. It will also initiate the idea of “self-serving” airport facilities will drastically change the way airports currently function – there will be no queues, no waiting times and the number of check points might also be boiled down to less number of digital touch points – making it faster and much more efficient.

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