PANAJI: Ministry of Civil Aviation has initiated measures to decongest Dabolim Airport along with 15 other airports in the country.
According to MoCA, 10 airports including Goa besides 6 metro City airports are facing congestion.
Enabling DigiYatra App, deployment of additional manpower, use of count meter for crowd management are some of the measures that will be deployed at the airports.
The minister underscored the lack of infrastructure, inadequate X-ray baggage inspection systems (XBIS), inordinate bunching of flights in peak hours and inadequate manpower on the ground are the key reasons for congestion in Indian airports, which b…
For availing the service, a passenger has to register his or her details on DigiYatra app using Aadhaar-based validation and a self image capture. In the next step, the boarding pass has to be scanned and the credentials are shared with the airport.
At the airport e-gate, the passenger has to first scan the bar-coded boarding pass and the facial recognition system installed at the e-gate will validate the passenger’s identity and travel document. Once this process is done, the passenger can enter the airport through the e-gate.
The passenger will have to follow the normal procedure to clear the security and board the aircraft.
Scindia highlighted that congestion issues at major airports were observed during the festive season and Winter 2022, causing prolonged waiting times for passenger processing at various touchpoints.
Taking immediate action, he personally inspected arrangements at Delhi Airport in December 2022 alongside senior officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and directed the necessary infrastructure enhancements.