A fingerprint-enabled e-boarding system has gone online at Hyderabad Airport in India, with travellers biometric data authenticated against their unique Aadhaar ID number.Developed as part of the Digital India initiative, the e-boarding was in pilot process between April-June, 2015 at the airport.Commissioner of Security Civil Aviation (CoSCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), under the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) finally gave its approval to the process last month, after due security audits and checks.SGK Kishore, CEO of GMR Hyderabad International Airport said, “Aseamless collaboration with cross functional teams and our stakeholders enabled us to move from concept stage to the implementation in the shortest possible time.”E-boarding facilities are also planned to be introduced at Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore airports.Prior to travelling, passengers are sent a QR code or pass code, then on the the day of the journey, the passenger needs to visit the special e-boarding machine installed near the gates and scan the QR code.Once validated, he will need to enter his Aadhaar Card number, followed by a finger scan to validate his biometric credentials, which are linked with the Aadhaar Card. The passenger will then need to go through a special lane called E-gate which has been specially designed for e-boarding passes.The e-boarding facility is already recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade body for 250 airlines worldwide.