Bengaluru Airport first in India to trial e-Gates
28 July 2015
Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport has become the first airport in India to trial automated e-Gates. Installed at the domestic pre-embarkation security check areas, the e-gates open automatically when passengers present their 2D bar-coded paper or mobile boarding pass, speeding up the security check. Once passengers show their pass, the relevant details are displayed on a screen built into the e-Gate. Passengers can then go to the mandatory security check and enter the security hold area. The technology is aimed at eliminating the need for a manual security stamp on the boarding pass. Provided by Germany’s Kaba Group, the e-Gates are currently deployed on a few flights. Their implementation is expected to be expanded after the technology receives necessary clearances from the government. The airport is also testing mobile boarding pass for the passengers to enter the airport, clear security and proceed to board their flights.