All major airports to get e-gate pass by year end.


The government has been planning to introduce the airports to new e-gate pass facility at cargo terminals of major airports by the end of this year, said a senior official of the Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday.
E-gate pass facility comes with major advantages as reduces paperwork, makes entry and exit quicker, and helps in social distancing as it ensures minimum physical contact.

“On e-gate pass, we have been internally debating whether January 1, 2021, be too late or too loose a target to give (to airports for e-gate pass facility). But I would say that by January 1, we expect the entire country would still be in the process to get approvals for it,” had been stated Vandana Aggarwal, senior economic advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation.

She also said that, “We can reach out to the smaller ones (airports) and get them in position by January 1, that is what I am broadly thinking of,” Aggarwal said at a webinar organised by GMR group on “Air Cargo-Changing Dimensions”. Source: IndiaTvNews

The GMR group-run Delhi Airport on July 1 had announced the induction of an e-gate pass facility at its cargo terminal.
The airport operator had also stated that the e-gate pass facility for import cargo delivery would help in ensuring social distancing by reducing human contact at the terminal and also would help expedite the process.

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