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Amit Shah inaugurates ‘Fast Track Immigration Trusted Traveller Programme’ at Delhi IGI airport

In a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide more amenities for Indian nationals and OCI passengers, Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the ‘Fast Track Immigration – Trusted Traveller Programme (FTI-TTP)’ at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport on Saturday.

The FTI-TTP aims to simplify and secure international travel by developing world-class immigration facilities through an expedited pathway for international travellers screened via automated e-Gates.

Home Minister Shah announced that this facility would be available free of charge for all passengers. He described the FTI-TTP as a visionary initiative of the Central government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, designed to benefit Indian citizens and OCI cardholders. This program promises increased convenience for Indian nationals and OCI passengers arriving from abroad.

The FTI-TTP ensures faster, smoother, and safer immigration clearance using e-Gates, minimizing human intervention in the process. The implementation will occur in two phases: the first phase will cover Indian citizens and OCI cardholders, while the second phase will extend to foreign travellers.

FTI-TTP will be introduced at 21 major airports nationwide, starting with Delhi and including Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Ahmedabad in the first phase.

The launch of this programme is a key part of the ‘Viksit Bharat @2047’ agenda, reflecting the Modi government’s commitment to enhancing travel efficiency and convenience.

The FTI-TTP will operate through an online portal, with the Bureau of Immigration as the nodal agency. To enrol, applicants must register online with their details and required documents. After verification, a White List of ‘Trusted Travellers’ will be created for use at e-Gates. Biometrics will be captured at the FRRO office or during airport passage. Registration is valid until the passport expires or for five years, whichever is sooner, and can be renewed thereafter.

Upon arrival at the e-Gates, registered passengers will scan their boarding pass and passport, and their biometrics will be authenticated. Once verified, the e-Gate will open automatically, granting immigration clearance.

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