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Thursday, 04 January, 2018, 11 : 15 AM [IST]

Aadhaar Card not compulsory for booking rail tickets

Indian Railways has said that Aadhaar is not compulsory for booking tickets for rail journey, but it is encouraged by the Railways by promoting it on a voluntary basis by incentivising it. In a written reply in the LokSabha, Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways, Government of India said there was no proposal to make Aadhaar compulsory for booking tickets. The Minister said to incentivise passengers for linking their Aadhaar lD and mobile number for booking tickets, the present ceiling of number of tickets to be booked by individual users every month on the website of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation had been revised to 12.

Source: PTI
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