Chennai police on Saturday introduced a ‘tenant information form,’ as part of the inventory process of hundreds of tenants residing in thecity.The forms are available at all police stations and can be downloaded soon from the Tamil Nadu Police website.Speaking on the initiative, Commissioner of Police J. K. Tripathy said landlords planning to rent out their houses can collect the form from any police station and should hand it over to the police with information about the tenant, including his / her photograph and photocopy of a valid ID card.“We will keep a database on the information received and if required we will verify the information furnished,” Mr. Tripathy added.Irrespective of whether the tenant is a local or from out of the State, they should provide details of their permanent address, office address with job description and the address of his/her previous residence.
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.