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No Identity Proof needed while booking Tatkal tickets

No Identity Proof needed while booking Tatkal tickets from 1st September 2015 – Railway Ministry issues press Release

Ministry of Railways has scrapped the proceedure of enclosing photocopy of identity card or indicating its number at the time of purchase of Tatkal ticket.  However the anyone of the person(s) in the list of the Tatkal ticket has to produce anyone of the documents listed below at the time of travel as shown by persons travelling on normal bookings.

Press Information Bureau

Government of India

Ministry of Railways

17-July-2015 17:38 IST

Ministry of Railways decides to remove the condition of providing photocopy of identity card or indicating its number at the time of purchase of Tatkal ticket. 

The modified Tatkal provisions to come to effect by 1st September, 2015. The exact date of effect will be notified separately. 

Ministry of Railways has decided to modify some of the rules pertaining to purchase of tatkal tickets.  Under the modified rules, there will be no need to furnish photocopy of proof of identity while booking Tatkal ticket from computerised reservation counter or to indicate its number at the time of booking of Tatkal ticket at the counter or through internet.

In addition,  as per the proposed changes, in case of ticket booked under Tatkal scheme, one of the passengers has to produce anyone of the following 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 : –

i)    Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India.

(ii)   Passport

(iii)  PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department

(iv)  Driving Licence issued by RTO

(v)   Photocopy Identity Card having serial number issued by Central/State Government

(vi)  Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their Students

(vii) Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph

(viii) Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph

(ix)  Unique Identification Card “Aadhar”

(x)   Photo identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertaking of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations.

These modifications will come into effect by 1st September, 2015.  The exact date of effect will be notified separately. 

As per extant instructions for undertaking journey on Tatkal tickets, the passenger at the time of booking a ticket from PRS centre has to provide a photocopy of identity card which he/she will carry during the journey. The number of this identity card is indicated on the ticket as well as reservation chart and during the journey the passenger has to carry the same original proof of identity failing which he/she is treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly. In case of passengers booking ticket through internet, the number and type of identity card to be carried by the passenger during the journey is indicated at the time of booking of ticket and the passenger has to carry the same original proof of identity during the journey failing which all the passengers are treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.  These provisions are now being modified as mentioned in the first two paragraphs.

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