Automated E gates at Katunayake Airport: Timeline announced
Aviation Services Sri Lanka (Pvt) Limited (AASL) has signed an agreement to establish the Automated Border Control System (ABC) to satisfy the future border control needs of the Katunayake airport.
The AASL said in a statement that the agreement was signed on Thursday (June 08) with the objective of providing a smooth passenger journey at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake due to the rapid growth in the number of passengers at present.
The requirements for the systems were provided by the Department of Immigration and Emigration (DIE), and AASL funded the project as per the directive given by the Cabinet of Ministers.
E-gates are automated border control gates that provide a comprehensive self-service security and identification check at international departure and arrival gates without the need for border control staff. This advanced self-processing solution facilitates the immigration process for passengers.
The AASL stated that the completion of the deployment of ABC systems at BIA will enhance the efficiency of passenger processing and passenger flow.
At the initial stage, two (02) eGates will be implemented at the departure terminal, and two (02) eGates will be implemented at the arrival terminal within 8 months.
The principal manufacturer of this will be THALES DIS (SINGAPORE) PTE LIMITED, a renowned service provider for border control (ABC) systems in the world.
The AASL added that further, the system will be deployed jointly by AASL and the Department of Immigration and Emigration and, once completed, will be handed over to the latter. (NewsWire)