Indian Railways: Carry Your Proof of Identity While Travelling in Train Effective February 15
Rail passengers will now have to carry a proof of identity while travelling in trains from February 15. At present, only passengers travelling on a tatkal or an eticket carry an identity proof while undertaking a train journey. But from February 15, passengers booked on the tickets issued from computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) and internet (i-ticket), undertaking journey in AC-3 tier, AC-2 tier, 1st AC, AC chair car and executive classes will have to carry a proof of identity. “This has been done to keep a check on passengers travelling on transferred tickets,” said Neeraj Sharma, Sr DCM, Lucknow, NR.
The passengers can carry any of the nine ID proofs, in original, while undertaking a train journey — Voter ID Card, Passport, PAN card, DL, Photo identity card having serial number issued by central/state government, student identity card with photograph issued by recognized school/college for their students, aadhar card, nationalised bank passbook with photograph and credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph. The passengers failing to produce the original identity proof, as and when asked for, will be treated as ‘Without Ticket’ and charged accordingly.
The rule will apply for all sorts of tickets issued by the railways. To create awareness among passengers, regarding the move, railways will soon start printing the message on the tickets issued computerised reservation system and internet.
Posted on February 9, 2012, in Transportation, Travel and tagged Electronic ticket, February 15, i-ticket, ID card, Identity document, indian railways, Passenger Reservation System, rail passengers. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.