The chief of the country’s airport security force, the CISF, told the media that they have begun “exploring” the technology that is required to usher in the boarding card-less system of air travel at the 59 airports that it guards at present and at the rest of such civil facilities that are going to come under its umbrella as part of a “unified command” in the future.
“We are working on two projects. The first is how to introduce integrated security solutions at airports. You need to connect all dots that exist within the security establishment. You have so many strategies to do it...you have the biometrics, video analytics and a very robust access control system. “We will try to interconnect all these things in a very integrated fashion,” CISF Director General O P Singh told the news agency. The DG said doing away with the boarding card system is part of this project and a recent initiative launched at the Hyderabad airport for ‘express check-in’ of passengers is an example in that direction.