Bangalore airport begins trials for e-Gate system

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JULY 14, 2015: Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) announced the introduction of automated E-Gates at KIAB that has been implemented on a trial basis at the Domestic pre-embarkation security check areas. To pass through this gate passenger can flash their 2D bar-coded paper or mobile boarding pass at the e-Gate, which opens 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). The e-Gate effectively eliminates the need for a manual security stamp on the boarding pass and 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, one of the leading providers of innovative access solutions for the air transport industry.

G V Sanjay Reddy, managing director, BIAL, said, “Bengaluru is a great location for us to pioneer new technology initiatives, with a traveler who is IT-savvy, young and excited about independent processes. 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. As we grow beyond 15 million passengers annually, we are thankful to MOCA, BCAS and CISF for their collaboration to effectively bring this technology trial to KIAB.”

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