AAI airports asked to shift to e-payments for parking: Sinha

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The union government on Thursday informed Parliament that state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued directions to respective ‘car parking licensees’ across all AAI-controlled airports to evolve a mechanism for e-payment transactions.

According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, car parking licensees at AAI controlled airports have been asked to evolve a mechanism of e-payment transactions in the form of debit or credit cards, digital wallets.

The minister informed the Lok Sabha, that car parking licensees have also been asked to keep sufficient change of currency in small denomination of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50 and Rs 100 to smoothen the process of parking at all airports.

“AAI is evolving a mechanism so that digital payment alternatives through various modes is available at all concessions providing passenger facilitation services at airports (such as food and beverage outlets, general retails, car rentals, pre-paid taxi services,” Sinha was quoted as saying in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.