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Proof of Identity not required for booking of Tatkal Reservations

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The Ministry of Railways has decided to stop the present system of furnishing photo copy of proof of identity while booking Tatkal ticket from Computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) Counter or to indicate its number at the time of booking through Internet and carrying the same original identity during journey as proof of identity by the passenger.

The modified tatkal provision will come into implementation by 1st September. The exact date of effect will be notified separately, the South Central Railway said in a press release on Friday.

At present, as per rules 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.

As per the modified rules, in case of ticket booked under Tatkal scheme, one of the passengers has to produce any one of the 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 accepted ID proofs include Voter ID Card, Passport, PAN Card, Driving Licence, Aadhar Card, etc.,

After implementation of the modified tatkal reservation rules, there shall be no indication of identity card number on the Tatkal tickets or in the reservation charts. (INN)