Aadhaar Cards Mandatory for Senior Citizens’ Train Concessions from April 1
Reservation of rail tickets for senior citizens will be directly linked to Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) cards on a mandatory basis for availing concessions at both counter and e-tickets from 1st of April, 2017. However, such a requirement will be optional from next month till March.
Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), AK Manocha said, it is a salutary measure designed to streamline the reservation process for people in such a category.
Manocha further said, it is a most ambitious push to Aadhaar-based ecosystem in Indian Railways network that would end fraudulent bookings and curb cases of impersonation.
This move will stop touts and unauthorised agents from booking tickets in fake names and then selling these at a higher price.http://www.goinews.com/2016/12/06/aadhaar-cards-mandatory-senior-citizens-train-concessions-april-1/RailwaysAadhaar Cards,Indian Railways,IRCTC,Senior Citizens,Train Concessions