India to boost speed of international airport checks


India will expand speed of airport checks, and officials say passengers will be able to check in quicker by having their fingerprints taken as they travel abroad.

The move comes as the government looks to attract more foreign tourists and international business, as it seeks to cut down on air travel costs and boost the economy.

India plans to double the number of international airports by 2030, as well as increase the number and speed of checks.

The country has already boosted the number to 2,000 by 2030 from 800.

The move is part of the government’s ambitious strategy to attract international tourists and improve the economy, said Tourism Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

It will also help in the fight against crime, said Ms Badal, adding that the move will help in attracting foreign investment.

The government has also proposed setting up three new international airports in the coming months.

There are more than 200 international airports and two airports in Delhi.

India is the world’s busiest country for international flights.

New Delhi and the surrounding area have a high population of foreigners.

In 2016, the government said about 1.5 million foreign nationals visited India, compared to around 2.5 to 3 million in 2020.

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