While the debate regarding the security of user data of Aadhar card holder still remains a hot topic for debate, the country’s premier ID card is making bigger and better in-roads in the bigger scheme of things. Maneesh Jaikrishna, Vice President of SITA for the Indian Subcontinent, Eastern and Southern Africa says, 70% of Indian passengers have indicated that they would really like to use their Aadhar biometrics while flying as a means of identification and boarding. This means one would no longer require carrying their passports or even a boarding pass at the airports.
Armed with its Smart Path Technology and India’s Aadhar Biometric Identification System will together provide a convenient and secure travel experience for passengers flying both domestically as well as internationally. SITA is the main communication and IT services provider for Air Transport. Jaikrishna also announced that biometrics based entry and exit may soon be a reality in India.