No Aadhar? Then no airticket!

New Delhi: Aadhar is here and everywhere and it will continue to be the most important document in other spheres of your life as well. After making the Aadhar number mandatory for filing your income tax returns and also for re-verification of your mobile numbers comes the news that Aadhar number will be needed for the Indian travellers opting to fly to reach their destination.

IT major Wipro has been asked to develop a blueprint for Aadhar biometric authentication system wherein the travellers will be asked to authentiate their identity using this system.A meeting was held regarding this and was attended by aviation minister Jayant Sinha and aviation secretary R N Choubey.

The Airports Authority of India chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra reportedly said that a joint system can be developed that can be replicated by all airports. Wipro has asked to develop a concept note and present the same by early May. The concept note will be developed after consulting all stakeholders. The purpose is to make maximum airport processes e enabled.

This means that the airport screening and security check-ins will become hassle-free.This, if implemented, also means that the airport authorities will accept only Aadhar as the verification ID for all domestic flyers; for international flyers the passport will be the mandatory document. The authentication of the passenger will be accepted only after the fingerprint scanner accepts it.