The aviation ministry has started work of linking airlines and airports databases with passenger IDs such as Aadhaar and passport numbers in a bid to make Airports go paperless. Soon, all you will require is just your mobile phones to board a domestic flight.
Aviation secretary RN Choubey told TOI that after the process takes place, the travelers just need to use their Aadhaar cards or passport numbers to prove their identities and “will not have to show ID cards”. Besides, neither a ticket nor an e-ticket will be required as the airline database will show the details of the flight the passengers have booked on.
RN Choubey said that the airlines have formed a special unit in Airports Authority of India for shaping ‘digi yatra’ programme. Airport operators, especially from Bangalore and Hyderabad, are part of this initiative. The ministry will soon know the cost of the project.