wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

, ,

Delhi metro could soon have travel cards linked to your biometrics: Report

Delhi Metro’s smart card could soon be linked to your biometrics, according to a report in the Economic Times. The technology that will make such smart cards possible is “ready,” however, the physical installation of these systems would take some time, the report said.

This is being done so as to provide fare concessions to students and senior citizens, according to the report. There is no mention of how exactly this system will work in the report.

Upon the implementation of this technology, the Delhi metro smart card will become non-transferable as it would be linked with the biometrics of a particular person, according to the report.

Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri had said, earlier this month, that DMRC was ready with a technology-based solution for providing fare concessions to students and senior citizens.

What we don’t know: There is no clarity on the data collection practices as of now. How will Delhi Metro start collecting this data? We also don’t know anything about where this biometric data would be stored. We also don’t know as to who has build these systems. There is also no word on the expected implementation date of this system. We have reached out to DMRC for clarification on all these issues.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Biometric authentication becoming pervasive: Biometric authentication is already being experimented with, at Delhi’s international airport using a facial recognition system at all the checkpoints prior to boarding a flight. Bangalore’s Kempegowda airport too has these systems in certain areas. Pune airport will also reportedly have these systems installed at its premises by 2020.

Apart from becoming increasingly pervasive at stations and airports, schools in Gujarat have also started using the technology to ensure attendance of teachers and students.

Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

India and US come to terms on how to deal with the equalisation levy in light of the impending Global Tax Deal.

News

Find out how people’s health data is understood to have value and who can benefit from that value.

News

The US and other countries' retreat from a laissez-faire approach to regulating markets presents India with a rare opportunity.

News

When news that Walmart would soon accept cryptocurrency turned out to be fake, it also became a teachable moment.

News

The DSCI's guidelines are patient-centric and act as a data privacy roadmap for healthcare service providers.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ