Identity documents such as Aadhaar card, driving license, passport or pan card will be obligatory to book ticket of a domestic flight after the government comes with the final rules for “no fly list” on Friday, reported Times of India. The government is yet to take a final call on voter ID card. The passport number is already compulsory for international travel.
Union minister of state for aviation, Jayant Sinha said the government has prepared final rules for the ‘no fly list’. It will be issued on Friday. “We are going to issue a civil aviation requirement (CAR or rule issued by DGCA) where some identity card number will have to be provided. People giving Aadhaar numbers will soon be able to get digital boarding cards,” Sinha said.
A team of directorate general of civil aviation, led by the chief, BS Bhullar, held a talk with global regulators in Magnolia before finalizing the standards. “India is pioneering in having a no fly list on the basis of safety as other countries have it on security grounds,” he said.
The ‘no fly list’ was supposed to be applied from early July. But, it got postponed as the government was considering how records of different airlines can be linked so that a person put on unruly passenger’s list by one airline is not able to fly on the other. The aim of the no fly list is to keep a check on people who are banned from flying. It will help the authorities in better passenger tracking.