DIGI YATRA (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Governance)

News-CRUX-10     25th December 2023        

Context: Ministry of Civil Aviation has said that more than 91 lakh passengers have availed of the facility of Digi Yatra in 2023.

Digi Yatra

  • About: It is an industry-led initiative co-ordinated by the Ministry in line with the Prime Minister of India's Digital India's vision to transform the nation into a digitally empowered society.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • 4 Key Pillars: Connected Passengers, Connected Airports, Connected Flying and Connected Systems
  • Joint Venture: AAI (26% share) and 5 Airports (BIAL, DIAL, GHIAL, MIAL and CIAL).
  • Benefits:

oPax need not show boarding pass or ID at multiple check points.

oMinimum human intervention. Less queuing time.

oThe security is enhanced as the system will map the passenger with the PNR. Only bona fide passenger will be allowed entry at every check point.

oAirport operator will have real time information on Passenger load and resource planning becomes better.

oAirlines will be benefitted by knowing the passenger position in the airport.

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