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IDEMIA bags tech deployment deal from GMR Group

IDEMIA, a global leader in identity technologies and biometric solutions, has been chosen as the technology partner by GMR Group for the DigiYatra initiative.

DigiYatra, an industry-led project aligned with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision, aims to digitally transform the nation and create a paperless travel experience for air passengers. The initiative was launched in three airports in December last year.

Seamless and Hassle-free Travel Experience
IDEMIA has collaborated closely with DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) for the past 18 months to develop and implement a proof of concept (POC). Following successful testing, IDEMIA has been awarded the contract.

As part of the partnership, IDEMIA’s facial recognition technology will be utilized at Delhi, Hyderabad, and Goa airports to verify the identity of domestic flyers. This implementation will facilitate a seamless, hassle-free, and paperless process for terminal entry and security clearance.

Enhancing Convenience, Privacy, and Security
IDEMIA leverages its acclaimed facial recognition and digital technologies to enhance the DigiYatra initiative. By deploying contactless biometric technologies such as fingerprint, face, and iris recognition, IDEMIA addresses hygiene concerns while ensuring passenger privacy and security.

These advanced technologies identify travelers on the move, optimizing efficiency and creating a smooth passenger journey. The aim is to provide Indian passengers with a novel and digital experience, enabling smoother, faster, and more secure air travel for those who voluntarily choose to use the DigiYatra platform.

A Proven Track Record
With a rich history of equipping over 250 airports worldwide, IDEMIA has established itself as a leader in cutting-edge biometric and digital solutions. Notably, Singapore’s Changi Airport, renowned as the “world’s best airport” for 12 consecutive years, relies on IDEMIA’s facial and fingerprint recognition technologies.

Speaking on the announcement, Matthew Foxton, India Regional President, IDEMIA INDIA said,

We have been working with important and new projects in India for 27 years, like JandhanYojna and Aadhaar program. We are very happy to work with GMR Group for DigiYatra, another good project of the Indian government. We are the best at making travel easier and safer for passengers. We always try to make new and better solutions to keep passengers happy and secure for future travel.

Commenting on the announcement, Alok Tiwari, Sr. VP & Business Head, Public Security & Identity, IDEMIA India stated,

We are very thankful to GMR Group for letting us provide solutions to make travel easier for passengers. We enjoyed working with the GMR team to make a good and new solution that meets global standards. We are sure that our work together will be very successful, and we want to keep working with GMR to make travel smooth for all passengers in India.

Adding to the announcement, GMR CEO Mr. Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, said,

It is very important to get the biometrics of people who are traveling – without making them wait too long, especially at airports where long lines can cause problems – is very important. We are happy to work with IDEMIA’s best solution for making travel easier, which will help and speed up passenger clearance and make security better with anti-spoofing features with less manual work”. Fonearena

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