DIGI YATRA (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Govt Initiatives/Policies)

News-CRUX-10     30th April 2024        

Context: The Digi yatra is recently poised to expand its reach, extending to international travelers by the end of 2025, with plans to incorporate features like hotel check-ins and hassle-free access to public places through the app.

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).
  • Objective:

oProvide a simple and easy experience to all air travelers.

oUtilize existing infrastructure efficiently through a "Digital Framework."

oResult in reduced operational costs.

oReplace current manual processes with digital ones for enhanced efficiency.

oImprove current system performance to elevate security standards.

Digi Yatra Foundation

  • About: It is a not-for-profit company established under section 8 and registered under the Companies Act 2013.
  • Mission: DYF is dedicated to implementing a digital ecosystem to enhance air travel efficiency in line with the Digi Yatra Policy by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).
  • Core Initiative: DYF is developing the Digi Yatra Central Ecosystem (DYCE) as the cornerstone of its efforts.
  • Regulatory Compliance: All initiatives undertaken by DYF adhere to the regulatory guidelines set forth by MoCA and other relevant authorities.