Commuters soon to switch to ‘e-passports’ and travel without any documents
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 24-Mar-2017

New Delhi, March 24: Presenting and verifying documents when you are at the peak of your traveling journey, often becomes exhausting. To reduce the burden of carrying documents of any kind Indian government has already started processing e-passports. These chip-enabled passports are installed with high-security features.Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said that the government has given the nod for the procurement of electronic contactless inlays for manufacturing of chip-enabled-passports. While replying to the question in Rajya Sabha Minister V K Singh said that chip-enabled e-passports with high-security features may soon be rolled out as the government has started preparation for introducing it.

He also said that the Nasik-based India Security Press (ISP) has been authorized to float a global tender for procurement of the contactless inlays along with its operating system. The personal particulars of the applicants would be digitally signed and stored in the chip.

This new technology would allow commuters to travel without the booklets and switch to “paperless passports” that would act similar to mobile boarding cards enabling a tourist to travel through an airport without documents of any kind. Also these new chip-enabled passports will have high-security features to prevent from getting hacked or misused.