The Pune railway division has made it mandatory for travelers to produce proof of identity at the time of booking a Tatkal ticket at railway counters. The new clause, the division officials say, will keep a check on touts who buy tickets in fake/fictitious names. The revised rule will come in force at all railway reservation counters in the city from May 6.
A passenger or his representative buying a Tatkal ticket at a counter will have to produce one of the 10 documents listed as proof of identity (see box) by the railway administration.
A railway division official said that they have been getting complaints of touts and middlemen operating at booking counters. “The administration catches at least 3 to4 peopleevery month for buying/selling tickets illegally. Our drive will continue,” said the official.
Show one of them as identity proof
Voter ID; passport; PAN card; driving licence; photo identity card issued by central/state governments; student identity card with photograph; nationalized bank passbook with photograph; credit card with laminated photograph; Aadhaar card and photo identity cards having serial number issued by public sector undertakings.