NEW DELHI: In order to check the black-marketing of reserved train-tickets in India, now Indian railways has decided to make it mandatory for travelers to carry proof of identity in original during travel for all classes, with immediate effect from December 1, 2012 onwards. The rule will also apply onto persons purchasing card tickets from Railway ticket counters. For a group-ticket, ID proof of at least one person will be mandatory.
Earlier, ID proof was mandatory only for passengers with e-Tickets, Tatkal Tickets and AC (Air-Conditioned) Tickets.
Indian Railways has also planned to expand the types of valid Identity Cards for the purpose.
Indian Railways is one of the largest railway network of the world and carries more than 750 Crore passengers per year. This new move of Indian Railways will certainly be fruitful in checking black-marketing of reserved tickets done by travel-agents.
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