Digi Yatra app users count crosses 45.8 Lakhs, 1.45 crore passengers travel using it till now

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Digi Yatra, an app launched by India’s Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on December 1, 2022, has made the boarding process at airports much faster, easier and more seamless as every passenger needs less than three seconds at every touch point. In this app, face of the passenger is his identity, which will also replaces documents like ID proof, vaccine proof and boarding pass.

The number of passengers having installed the Digi Yatra application on their mobile phones has increased to 45.8 Lakhs as on February 10, 2024, an increase of 20.5 per cent from 38 lakhs as on January 01, 2024.

Official data revealed, a significant 21.2 lakh passengers downloaded the app on their Android phones as on February 10, 2024 as against 17.3 lakh till January 01, 2024 registering a rise of 22.5 per cent while 24.6 lakh users downloaded the app on their of iOS Apple phones till February 10, 2024 registering a rise of 19 per cent as against 20.7 lakh on January 01, 2024.

App functional at 13 airports

The Digi Yatra was initially launched at three airports, New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Varanasi in December 2022. Later, it was launched in 10 more airports including Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Vijayawada, Cochin, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Guwahati and Jaipur. The same is set to be launched at Chennai airport by March 31, 2024

Purpose of introducing the Digi Yatra app

The app was launched to support contactless passenger identification at airports. The Digi Yatra project of the Ministry of Civil Aviation aims to allow air passengers to travel hassle-free sans any health risk. It is a process that uses facial biometrics to digitally verify travel, identity, health or other essential data for air travel.

It also ensures enhanced security at the airport, as passenger data will be verified with the airlines departure control system. That means only designated passengers can enter the terminal. The entire process is secure and automatic.

No more ID card required

The Digiyatra Biometric Boarding System is integrated with the identity document, hence passengers no longer need to show their ticket/boarding pass and their physical identity card at the airport check port.

Digi Yatra application user base as on February 20, 2024

Platform         As on 01/01/2024       As on 10/02/2024      % increase

Android                    17.3 Lakhs                      21.2 Lakhs                22.5

iOS Apple                 20.7 Lakhs                      24.6 Lakhs                19

Total:                       38.0 Lakhs                      45.8 Lakhs                20.5

Total Digi Yatra passenger count at airports since its launch till 11/02/2024

Airport           Count of passengers

Delhi                   42,62,167
Bengaluru            38,21,829
Varanasi                8,54,145
Hyderabad           14,92,776
Kolkata                20,34,544
Pune                    10,68,112
Vijayawada             2,46,440
Cochin                    1,15,335
Mumbai                  2,84,469
Ahmedabad            1,71,226
Lucknow                   48,691
Guwahati                  53,379
Jaipur                       42,178

Total                   1,44,95,291

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