With a view to reduce
chances of misuse of reservation system by unscrupulous elements, it has
been prescribed that passengers have to produce original proof of
identity during the journey in the following cases:
1. For e-tickets, any one of the passengers booked on the ticket has to
produce any one of the prescribed proofs of identity in original.
2. For Tatkal tickets, the original proof of identity as indicated on
3. For journey in Air-conditioned classes, any one of the passengers
booked on the ticket has to produce any one of the prescribed proofs of
identity in original.
For other than Tatkal and e-tickets, no instructions regarding
production of proof of identity while travelling in non Air-conditioned
classes have been issued, so far.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K.
H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.