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Railways modifies identity proof rules for Tatkal travellers


  • Indian Railways has modified rules on identity proof of passengers travelling on tickets issued under its Tatkal Scheme.
  • As per modified rules, there won’t be any need to mention or furnish photocopy of proof of identity, while booking a Tatkal ticket or indicate the same while booking tickets through the Internet.
  • Only one passenger needs to produce any one of the following proofs of identity in the original during the journey, in case a group of passengers are travelling on Tatkal tickets.
  • Documents to be furnished as identification proofs include
    • Voter’s Photo Identity Card, Passport, PAN Card, Driving Licence, Aadhar Card, Photo Identity Card with photographs with a serial number issued by central or state governments.
    • Student identity card with photograph issued by a recognised school or college.
    • Passbook of nationalised banks with a photograph.
    • Credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph.


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