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Saturday, December 1, 2012

From today, carry photo ID for train travel

In an initiative to facilitate the travel of bonafide and legitimate passengers and to reduce the scope for misuse of reserved ticketing system by unscrupulous elements/middlemen, the South Central Railways on the directions of the Ministry of Railways, has made it compulsory for commuters to carry original proof of identity during travel on reserved tickets for all reserved classes for train journey with effect from December 1.

Passengers will have to carry one of these - voter photo identity card, passport, pan card, driving licence, pension pay order, ration card with photographs, senior citizens cards, below poverty line cards, ESI cards with photograph, CGHS cards, students identity card with photograph, nationalised bank passbook with photographs, credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph, Aadhaar card or photo identity cards having a serial number issued by a public sector undertakings. tnn

According to the new provisions, passengers booked for a PNR for undertaking the journey in any reserved class has to produce one of the prescribed proofs of identity in original during the journey failing which all the passengers booked on that ticket will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.

Source:-The Times of India

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