Now, sleeper class travellers must carry ID

Now, sleeper class travellers must carry ID

In a move to curtail blackmarketing of non-AC sleeper class tickets by transferring them, the Railways will make it mandatory for passengers to carry identity proof.

A decision in this regard may be taken soon, a senior Railway Ministry official said.  “This is being done to prevent travelling on transferred tickets,” the officials say.

Railways has already made it mandatory for AC class passengers to carry identity proof.

Passengers travelling on a Tatkal or an e-ticket also have to carry identity cards.  After this decision, passengers without original identity proof in sleeper class will be treated as “without ticket” and will be liable to pay penalty.

Passengers can carry any of these nine ID proofs while undertaking train journey - voter ID card, passport, PAN card, driving licence, photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/state government, student identity card with photograph issued by recognised school/college, Aadhar card, nationalised bank passbook with photograph and credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph.

The Railways will soon launch an awareness campaign among passengers of sleeper class on the issue.

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