The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to ensure the safety and security of booking data under its air e-ticketing service for India’s border troops. ) Put signature on. Defence Force. In addition, the agreement will ensure the convenience of additional baggage, lounge, cargo and reduced cancellation or reschedule charges for authorized BSF personnel, BSF said in a statement.
“MoU for BSF Air E-Ticket Service with IRCTC Officer Pankaj Kumar Singh, Director General of BSF, Rajni Hasija, CMD IRCTC, Seema Kumar, Additional Member (T&C), Railway Board and other senior officers of BSF and IRCTC Signed in presence. BSF FHQ, New Delhi,” the BSF further said.
The service will provide a dedicated online portal with 60 days credit facility, the statement mentioned.
“This in-house air booking system will ensure safety and security of booking data with additional baggage, lounge, cargo facility and reduced cancellation or reschedule charges for authorized BSF personnel.”
The MoU is significant in terms of providing better facilities to the BSF personnel guarding the 3,323 km India-Pakistan and 4,096 km Indo-Bangladesh borders.
In another related development, the DigiYatra platform of the Government of India will be launched at the Hyderabad International Airport for three months from August 18. Digiyatra will facilitate paperless travel and help in avoiding multiple identity checks at airports thereby making possible seamless and hassle-free travel.
With DigiYatra, passengers will be automatically processed based on a facial recognition system at select checkpoints: one at Departure Domestic Entrance 3 and the other at the Security Hold Area (SHA) in the Passenger Terminal Building.
Digiyatra technical team has developed a special mobile app for enrollment, which must be downloaded to avail the benefits offered by the Digiyatra programme. The app was launched by the Prime Minister of India on 15th August. The beta version of the DigiYatra app is currently available on the Google Play Store. The same app will be available on the App Store for iOS users in a few weeks.