World’s largest bio-metric identity project ‘Aadhar Card’ may soon become a must have Identity proof for train travelers.
According to reports, in order to curb cases of impersonation, Indian Railways is all set to link passenger ticketing services with the database scheme.
Initially, Aadhaar will be required for booking reserved tickets, but later it will be made mandatory for unreserved tickets too, claims report.
The plan will be implemented in two phases:
In the first stage, it will be necessary to provide an Aadhaar number to get concessions under various quotas, such as those for senior citizens, freedom fighters, the disabled, students, and unemployed youths.
Railways provides concessions in fares to 53 categories. A senior ministry official said the policy in this regard will be approved and implemented in 15 days.
In the second phase, the Railways will link all ticketing services to the Aadhaar card.