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Railway Budget 2013: Train tickets may be linked with Aadhar card

The Indian Railways may soon link passenger tickets with Aadhaar cards in an attempt to prevent touts from bulk bookings and causing inconvenience to passengers.

 Railway Budget 2013: Train tickets may be linked with Aadhar card

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. Image courtesy PIB

"We are exploring the possibility of linking Aadhaar system with issuing of train tickets and if this happens, the tout menace will be effectively curbed in ticketing system," zeebiz.com quoted Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal as saying.

"I have recently met Nandan Nilekani and discussed the issue with him. Our aim is to ensure availability of tickets by genuine passengers as there are complaints of touts booking bulk tickets in the name of tour and travel operators," the minister said.

The tickets will have bar codes linked to the passengers' Adhaar cards.

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Updated Date: Feb 25, 2013 15:10:05 IST