Bengaluru, JULY 13, 2015, DHNS:
Automated E-Gates are being introduced on a trial basis at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) here. The trials are being conducted at the domestic pre-embarkation security check areas.
To pass through the gate, passengers can flash their 2D barcoded paper or mobile boarding pass. Once produced, the e-Gate will open automatically upon verifying the validity. The relevant details are also displayed on the associated screen inbuilt into the e-gate. The passengers proceed for the mandatory security check and thereafter, enter the Security Hold Area (SHA).
According to the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the e-Gate effectively eliminates the need for a manual security stamp on the boarding pass. CCTV Cameras have been deployed for additional security measure. Once passengers cross the e-Gate, they do not produce their boarding pass again until boarding begins.
This is being deployed on selected flights only for one lane and will progressively expand in scope subject to mandatory government clearances. The E-Gate unit has been provided by KABA, Germany, a leading provider of innovative access solutions for the air transport industry.
G V Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, BIAL, said, “The intent is to provide all passengers services that define the technological prowess and is a reflection of the city the airport is in. The e-Gate is a definite step towards a fully automated and seamless passenger flow.”
A BIAL release said passengers can now take control of their passage through the security checkpoint, reducing stress, errors or inconsistencies and improving their experience.
The airport had recently implemented the mobile boarding pass trial for travellers that facilitates them to enter the airport, clear security and proceed to board their respective flights by displaying their mobile boarding pass on their smartphone devices.