Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Am I required to carry proof of identity during journey in Reserved Classes?

Am I required to carry proof of identity during journey in Reserved Classes?

Any one of the passengers/ the passenger booked on the tickets issued from Computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) and internet (i-ticket), undertaking journey in reserved classes, have to carry anyone of the ten prescribed proof 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.

The list of valid proofs of identity are as under: 

  1. Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India.
  2. Passport.
  3. PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department.
  4. Driving Licence issued by RTO.
  5. Photo Identity Card having serial number issued by Central/State Government.
  6. Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their Students.
  7. Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph.
  8. Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph.
  9. Unique identification Card “Aadhar”.
  10. Photo identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertakings of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Adminis-trations.
  11. In case of reserved tickets booked through computerised Passenger Reservation System(PRS) counters, for undertake-ing journey in Sleeper(SL) & Second Reserved Sitting(2S) classes, attested photocopy of Ration Card with photographs and Nationalized Bank Passbook with photograph are also accepted.

Note: The above said provision is not applicable to Tatkal ticket which is governed by separate instructions. 

Source Link: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/coaching/pdf/AdvanceReservation.pdf

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