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‘The Airports Authority of India’s stall wins Gold Award at the 22nd India International Security Expo-2019’

The Airports Authority of India participated in the 22nd India International Security Expo (IISE) 2019, jointly organised by Indian Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) & Defense & HLS Committee (PHDCCI). It was held from October 3 to 5, 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

IISE is India’s largest security show that brings Homeland Security, Fire Safety, Traffic Management, Industrial Safety, Disaster Management and Information Security professionals from across the private and public sectors, allied organisations, partners and the industry’s leading solution-providers together for the most comprehensive security education and innovative technology in the nation.

AAI’s pavilion at IISE showcased various technologies in the pipeline and procedures implemented in the field of aviation security like Facial Recognition-based access control of passengers called ‘DigiYatra’, which is under trial at various airports. The futuristically designed stall was bestowed with Gold Award at the exhibition. Last year, AAI stall received the Silver Award at the same event. The various equipment and display panels showcased at AAI stall also appraised air travellers about the security requirements as per the Indian Civil Aviation Security Regulator – Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).


AAI also showcased the information with regard to UDAN – the prestigious regional connectivity scheme of the Government of India. At the closing ceremony of the Expo, Sh. Anuj Aggarwal, Chairman, AAI was the Chief Guest. Sh. Rajesh Agrawal, Executive Director (ITPO) and Sh. Rajiv Bhatnagar, Chairman (PHDCCI) were also present during the ceremony.This time, AAI Stall was designed in such a way that every visitor witnessed simulation of security procedures at a futuristic airport terminal through DigiYatra process.

DigiYatra- Future of airports

AAI has always worked towards providing smoother travel and the concept of DigiYatra is a step forward. AAI under the Ministry of Civil Aviation is in the process of adding a digital experience through DigiYatra, which will allow the passengers access to the terminal and other areas of the airport automatically based on facial recognition system at check points like entry point and security hold area. In addition to that, DigiYatra will contribute towards paperless travel and less clutter as it will help avoid identity check at multiple points.

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