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Airports To Leverage Aadhar For Boosting Passenger Check-In Convenience

Civil Aviation Ministry partners with Wipro to test feasibility of developing biometric identification enabled integrated platform

India: The Civil Aviation Ministry is leaning towards pushing its ambitious plan to integrate airport security systems with Aadhar enabled platform, which will elevate Indian airports in category with international airports including Schiphol (Amsterdam), Brisbane and Hamad (Doha), etc. which already offer biometric enabled check-in process.  

Software giant Wipro will collaborate with the ministry to check the feasibility of developing an integrated e-platform within a month, that will utilize the vast Aadhar biometric information database to enable check-in process, by deploying iris and fingerprinting scan systems in all airports country wide.   

“Wipro has been told to study whether such an integrated, e-enabled platform can be developed so that all airports can use the database to enable the biometric entry facility across Indian airports,” Guruprasad Mohapatra, chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI), told Business Standard.

TechSci Research depicts that biometric systems are gaining traction in India on account of the Indian government’s Aadhar initiative. The market for biometric systems is expected to increase as government is introducing more Aadhar enabled initiatives such as e-payment, airport check-in, etc. in the country. In addition, growing use of biometric systems in the private sector to execute functions including employee attendance, etc. is expected to boost the India biometric market in coming years.   

According to report published by TechSci Research India Biometrics Market By Type By End Use Sector, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2011-2021”, the country’s biometrics market is projected to grow at a CAGR over 31% during 2016 - 2021. In 2015, the country’s southern region held the largest share in India biometric market, owing to rising industrialization and presence of a large number of leading private sector companies in the region.

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