Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia emphasizes on aligning with global international travel norms to ensure faster travel

New Delhi, February 02, 2024.

Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia chaired an advisory committee group meeting with airport operators, CISF and Bureau of Immigration officials today to discuss possible changes in airport interior design, as well as new technologies to expedite immigration and security check processes for international travelers. This is being seen as a major step in building international aviation hubs in India.

The meeting delved into solutions derived from studying international airport models such as those of Singapore and Canada. Key highlights of the discussions include:

Cross-Utilization of XBIS Machines: Exploring the possibility of cross-utilizing domestic and international XBIS machines at Delhi airport to ensure greater availability of machines, and hence, lesser wait time.

Deployment of New Technologies: proof of concept trials for use of e-gates and e-biometrics for immigration are already underway. These are set to redefine the standards of efficiency and security in air travel.

Increasing Manpower: a thorough analysis has been undertaken with regard to manpower requirement of CISF and Immigration officers. This analysis takes into account the planned expansion of existing, as well as new airports to come across the country, including those in Jewar, Navi Mumbai, and others.