Now no need for ID proof photocopy to buy Tatkal tickets

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Modifying rules for purchasing Tatkal tickets, the railways ministry said on Friday that now there will be no need to furnish a photocopy of proof of identity while booking the ticket from a computerised reservation counter or furnish its number at the time of booking at the counter or through internet.

These modifications will come into effect by September 1, an official statement said here on Friday.

It added that as per the proposed changes, in case of ticket booked under Tatkal scheme, one of the passengers has to produce 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.

The identity proof items include: voter photo identity card issued by Election Commission, passport, PAN card issued by Income Tax department, driving licence issued by RTO and photocopy identity card having serial number issued by central/state government.

The other items are: student identity card with photograph issued by recognized school/college, nationalised bank passbook with photograph, credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph, unique identification card “Aadhaar” and photo identity cards having serial number issued by public sector undertaking of state/central government, district administrations, municipal bodies and panchayat administrations.

 

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