24 August 2015


The issue regarding carrying of proof of identity for undertaking journey under Tatkal scheme has been reviewed.

Now, in case of ticket booked under Tatkal scheme, o­ne of the passengers has to produce any one of the following proofs of identity in original during the journey failing which all the passengers booked o­n that ticket will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.

Proofs of identity:

Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India.

PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department.

Driving License issued by RTO.

Photo Identity Card having serial number issued by Central / State Government.

Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognised School / College for their students.

Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph.

Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph.

Unique Identification Card Áadhar’.

Photo Identity Cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertakings of State / Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal Bodies and Panchayat Administrations.

It has also been decided that now there is no need to furnish photocopy of proof of identity while booking Tatkal ticket from computerised reservation counter or to indicate its number at the time of booking of Tatkal ticket at the counter or through internet.Hence, there shall b