The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) decided on Tuesday to install electronic gates (E-gates) at airports across the country.
Following the decision to install E-gates, PCAA is said to have begun the first phase of the E-gate project in three major international airports: Islamabad, Allama Iqbal, and Jinnah International Airport.
The Aviation Secretary and the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority (DGCAA) will oversee the completion of this project.
According to sources, suggestions for the E-gate project have also come from many national agencies, including the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) passports, and the FIA immigration.
Meanwhile, with the board’s permission, tenders for the E-gate project will be sought.
The installation of E-gates will save travelers time because they will no longer have to wait in line for boarding passes and will be able to acquire their boarding cards by scanning their passports and tickets through the E-gate.
According to CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) sources, the E-gate uses data embedded in the Passport’s biometric chip.
Passengers will benefit from this innovative technology when traveling internationally.
Passengers in this system are biometrically authenticated using face, fingerprint, iris recognition, or overall procedures, after which the gate opens automatically for the passenger.