Low-risk foreign travellers will not have to wait in long queues at immigration counters of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport as the government plans to install special automated electronic gates or e-gates for speedy document and identity verification.
The facility, called the Trusted Travellers Program (TTP), will come into effect from July, reported Hindustan Times citing officials. Initially, eight e-gates will be installed. Of these, four will be installed for departure and the remaining four will be for arrival immigration, it said.
According to the report, the facility has been designed on the lines of the United States’ Global Entry Program, which allows low-risk citizens of about a dozen countries, including India, to go through such a hassle-free service.
Under the US programme, the traveller just needs to visit the global entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport, place their fingerprints on the scanner for verification and complete a customs declaration.