As part of the measure to be implemented beginning February 15 in all trains across the country, the passengers would have to carry an identity card. The ministry has allowed passengers to carry an identity proof of their choice, ranging from Voter’s Identity card, Driver’s Licence to Pan Card. 

Why is this being done?
The Railway Ministry believes the move would help curb touts, black marketing of tickets, and also impersonation. It has been seen that many a times, a different set of people travel on the tickets booked in another person’s name.