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Identity Proof Must For Travel On Tatkal Tickets

Posted by on February 5, 2011 0 Comment

Hyderabad, February 5: With a view to streamline and make the Tatkal Scheme complaint free, the requirement of Identity Proof during travel for tickets booked under Tatkal Scheme is being introduced from February 11.

As per the new rule, passengers holding Tatkal tickets are required to carry any one of the following eight Identity proofs in original during the course of journey. They are: Voter Photo Identity Card issued by the Election Commission of India; Passport; PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department; Driving License issued by RTO; Photo Identity Card issued by Central/State Government; Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized school/college for their students; Nationalized Bank Passbook with Photograph; and Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph.

In case of one single Tatkal Ticket booked for more than one passenger, any one of the passengers will be required to produce one of the above Identity proofs in original for verification by Ticket Checking staff during the course of journey, failing which all the passengers travelling on the said ticket will be treated as travelling without ticket and will be charged excess fair and penalty as per rules. However, no Identity Proof is required to be produced while booking the Tatkal Ticket. (NSS)

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