ID proof must for Tatkal ticket booking in india:
The Pune division of the Central Railways has made it mandatory for all passengers to produce identity proof at the ticket counter before buying Tatkal tickets.
The move is the latest in the series of measures ensured by the Railway Board to prevent touts from buying and selling tickets in fake names. The revised rule will be enforced from May 6.
A passenger or his representative will have to produce any one of the 10 documents listed as proof of identity by the railway administration.
The documents that can be produced are
1.Voter ID card,
5.Photo identity card issued by central/state governments,
6.student identity card with photograph,
7.Nationalised bank passbook with photograph,
8.Credit card with laminated photograph,
10.Photo identity cards having serial number issued by public sector undertakings.
A senior Pune division railway official said they had been getting complaints of middlemen operating at booking counters resulting in non-availability of tickets for common passengers standing in the queue for hours. "Hopefully this move will prevent touts from operating," said an official.
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