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.

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Posted on February 9, 2012, in Transportation, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the information, especially about the kinds of documents that will be treated as valid proof.

  2. The idea of carrying identity proof is good, it will keep the some TC busy trying to make a few bucks if possible in the bargain. I hope they don t let go a terrorist in the bargain by getting their palm greased. All the passengers need to be eventually checked on travel

  3. I am a pasanger of TATKAL, If i forget to carry my original ID during the train journey which is printed on ticket but I have a attested colour xerox ID which is printed on ticket and I have such other original ID proof in my favour of genuine pasanger.then What will be TTE or TC will charged me without ticket

    • I am a passenger of tatkal i forgotted to carry my original id carry with me but i have attested copy of my driving license with me.what are the consequences in case tc charges me without ticket

  4. plz reply me
    I am a pasanger of TATKAL, If i forget to carry my original ID during the train journey which is printed on ticket but I have a attested colour xerox ID which is printed on ticket and I have such other original ID proof in my favour of genuine pasanger.then What will be TTE or TC will charged me without ticket

  5. can I carry car RC book original as a proof of identity

  6. Sir in urgent if we travel and carry xerox proof wht we must do for that as I suddenly travelling we forgot then wht can be done

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