Indian Railways Relaxed Rule Of Carrying Photo Id in Original w.e.f. 15 January 2013

As per “Indian Railways” rules,  “Photo-Identity Proofs” – in original must be carried while traveling in  trains in India with reserved tickets w.e.f. 1st December 2012.

The Indian Railways has now made a small change/relaxation in carrying  Photo Identity Proof- in original as detailed below:

Instead of the original  “ration card with photograph”  the attested copy of the ration card with photograph  and

Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph,

attested by
a Gazetted Officer or
the Chief Reservation Supervisor or Station
may be carried as “Photo Identification  Proofs” by the passengers travelling in lower economic classes- in
Sleeper (SL) and
Second Class Sitting (2 S) classes
with tickets reserved through computerized Passengers Reservation System (PRS) counters.

The above provision is not applicable for all classes of e-tickets and Tatkal tickets and tickets issued through PRS counter for travelling in Air-conditioned classes and First Class.

Travelling with these categories of tickets shall continue to be governed by existing instructions.

This provision shall be made effective from 15th January 2013.

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