CISF confirms plans to implement express check-in system at Indian airports


The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in India has confirmed plans to deploy an advanced ‘express check-in’ technology at the country's airports to enhance services for passengers.

The security force aims to replace the boarding pass collection system at Indian airports with new biometric technology.

It reportedly aims to deploy the system at 59 airports across the country, as well as civil facilities that are slated to come under the CISF's ‘unified command’ in the future.

CISF Director General O P Singh was quoted by Press Trust of India as saying: “We are working on two projects. The first is how to introduce integrated security solutions at airports.

"We are working on two projects. The first is how to introduce integrated security solutions at airports."

“You need to connect all dots that exist within the security establishment. You have so many strategies to do it. You have the biometrics, video analytics and a very robust access control system.”

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is currently the only airport in India that uses biometric technology.

In addition, the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation intends to install multi-layered Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) in a phased manner, starting with 16 airports across the company, reports The New Indian Express.

Heavily guarded by the CISF, the technology is being installed to support growing air traffic in the country and enhance airport security.

The system is currently available at airports in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.