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Identity proof extended for reserved classes from Dec 1

Posted on Nov 13, 10:06AM | UNI

In a bid to further facilitate the travel of bonafide and legitimate passengers and reduce scope of misuse of reserved ticketing system by unscrupulous elements/middlemen, the Ministry of Railways will extend the condition of carrying original proof of identity during the travel of all reserved classes from December 1.

In a release here, the Sourth Central Railway (SCR) said the condition is extended to the remaining reserved classes like Second Class (2S), Sleeper Class (SL), III Economy Class (3E) and First Class.

The Ministry of Railways has also expanded the list of prescribed proofs of identity by including photo identity cards having serial numbers issued by Public Sector Undertakings of State or Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal Administrations and Panchayat Administrations.

The expanded list of the prescribed proofs are voter photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India, Passport, PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department, Driving License issued by Regional Transport Authorities.

Photo Identity Card having serial number issued by Central/State Government are Pension Pay Orders (PPO), Ration Card with photographs, Senior Citizen Cards, with the Poverty Line (BPL) Cards, ESI Cards with photograph issued for taking treatment in ESI dispensaries and CGHS Cards with photograph issued to individual family members of Central Government employees, the release added.

Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognised School/College for their Students, Nationalised Bank Passbook with photographs, Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph, Unique Identification Card 'Aadhaar', the release added.