ID proof mandatory for AC class passengers

The decision comes in the backdrop of increasing cases of misuse of tickets like transfer of tickets, black marketing of tickets and growing involvement of touts.

hidden January 18, 2012 16:36:45 IST
ID proof mandatory for AC class passengers

New Delhi: Faced with increasing incidents of misuse of tickets, railways have made it mandatory for all passengers travelling in AC classes to carry an identity proof with them.

So far, carrying ID proof was required only for passengers travelling with e-tickets or with tatkal tickets.

ID proof mandatory for AC class passengers

Securing from touts. Reuters

The decision will come into effect from 15 February in all trains across the country, said a railway ministry official.

The official said any one passenger in a group will be required to carry the ID proof.

The ID proof could be a voter ID, pancard, passport, driving license issued by RTO, nationalised bank passbook with photo, credit card issued by banks with laminated photos, student ID card with photo or Aadhaar, the official said.

The decision comes in the backdrop of increasing cases of misuse of tickets like transfer of tickets, black marketing of tickets and growing involvement of touts.

During 2008-09, ticket transfer cases numbering 20,240 was reported and 2,521 were apprehended. In 2010-11, cases numbering 63,854 were detected and 2,480 people were apprehended, the official said.

"With this decision, such cases will come down to zero," the official hoped.

The Centre For Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has been asked to make necessary changes in the software so as to incorporate the message in the rail tickets for the benefit of the passengers.

PTI

Updated Date:

also read

Railways says 'Oxygen Express' trains delivered over 7,000 tonnes to eight states since 19 April
India

Railways says 'Oxygen Express' trains delivered over 7,000 tonnes to eight states since 19 April

Tamil Nadu will receive its first Oxygen Express carrying 80 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen from Durgapur in West Bengal on Thursday night

Northern Rlys cancels 28 trains, including Rajdhani, Shatabdi; Central cancels 23 passenger trains due to COVID-19
India

Northern Rlys cancels 28 trains, including Rajdhani, Shatabdi; Central cancels 23 passenger trains due to COVID-19

As per a Northern Railways spokesperson, the trains have been cancelled due to poor patronage and a surge in COVID-19 cases