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ID PROOF DURING JOURNEY ON RESERVED TICKETS

March 14, 2012

PROVISION FOR CARRYING OF ID PROOF DURING JOURNEY ON
RESERVED TICKETS

1.  IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT W.E.F .15.02.2012, ANY  ONE OF
THE PASSENGERS BOOKED TO TRAVEL  IN AC‐ CHAIR CAR, 3‐
AC, 2AC, 1AC & EXECUTIVE CLASSES ON AN  TICKET  ISSUED
THROUGH  COMPUTERISED  PASSENGER  RESERVATION
SYSTEM(PRS) OF  INDIAN  RAILWAYS WILL  BE  REQUIRED  TO
PRODUCE  ANY  ONE  OF  THE  NINE  PRESCRIBED  PROOFS  OF
IDENTITY  DURING  THE  JOUNREY.  THE  PASSENGERS
TRAVELLING  ON  E‐TICKETS  AND  TATKAL  TICKETS  ARE
ALREADY REQUIRED TO CARRY PROOF OF IDENTITY DURING
JOURNEY.

2. THIS  WILL  HELP  BOTH  RAILWAYS  AS  WELL  AS  BONAFIDE
PASSSENGERS IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:‐
i.  HELP  IN  CHECKING  TRANSFER  OF  TICKETS  AND  PREVENT
ACTIVITIES OF TOUTS AS NOW THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO
BOOK RESERVED TICKETS  IN FICTITIOUS NAMES AND SELL
THEM ON PREMIUM TO PASSENGERS.
ii.  IT  WILL  ALSO  RESULT  IN  BETTER  AVAILABILITY  OF
RESERVED ACCOMMODATION TO BONAFIDE PASSENGERS.
iii.  IT  WILL  ALSO  INCREASE  SECURITY  AS  BONAFIDES  OF
PASSENGERS ARE BEING VERIFIED IN THE TRAIN.
(REFER COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO.4 OF 2012)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralya)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
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No.2011/TG-I/20/P/Tatkal New Delhi, dated 16.01.2012
Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways
(includingMetro railway, Kolkata).
(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR No. 04 of 2012)
Sub: Provision for carrying of ID proof during journey on
reserved tickets.
At present the passengers with Tatkal ticket and e-ticket are to
carry original proof of identity during the course of railway journey.
With a view to preventing the cases of travelling on transferred tickets,
now it has been decided that anyone of the passengers/the passenger
booked on the tickets issued from computerised Passenger Reservation
System(PRS) and internet(i-ticket), undertaking journey in AC-3 tier,
AC-2 tier, 1stAC, AC Chair Car and Executive classes, will also have to
carry anyone of the nine prescribed proofs of identity( in original)
during the journey, and produce the same as and when required failing
which all the passengers booked on that ticket will be treated as without
ticket and charged accordingly.
2. The list of valid proofs of identity are as under:-
. Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India.
. Passport.
. PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department.
. Driving Licence issued by RTO.
. Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State
Government.
. Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized
School/ College for their students.
. Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph.
. Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph.
. Unique Identification Card “Aadhaar”
Resv. facilities Letter-2012l6-2-
3. CRISwillmake necessaryprovisionin the softwarefor indicating
themessageon this accounton the ticket issuedin the above saidclasses
throughcomputerisedPRS/i-ticket.
4. These instructions will come into effect from 15.02.2012.
5. Wide publicity may be given by zonal railways through all
possible means on this account for the information of general public.
6. Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned particularly
Ticket Checking Staff so as to educate them about the revised
prOVISIOns.

( Sanjay Manocha)
Dy. Director Traffic Commercial (G)-II
Railway Board

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