With a view to reduce chances of misuse of reservation system by unscrupulous elements, it has been prescribed that passengers have to produce original proof of identity during the journey in the following cases:
1. For e-tickets, any one of the passengers booked on the ticket has to produce any one of the prescribed proofs of identity in original.
2. For Tatkal tickets, the original proof of identity as indicated on the ticket.
3. For journey in Air-conditioned classes, any one of the passengers booked on the ticket has to produce any one of the prescribed proofs of identity in original.
For other than Tatkal and e-tickets, no instructions regarding production of proof of identity while travelling in non Air-conditioned classes have been issued, so far.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.