New Delhi: Miffed into the ongoing tussle over allowing only nine types of identity proofs proposed by the Railways for the passengers travelling in AC class, the Railways Ministry making necessary changes into the former notification has said that all forms of photo identity proofs issued by Central or state governments or any other government agencies will allow a passenger to travel in the AC classes.

Making a strong move towards putting a check on increasing incidents of misuse of tickets besides keeping a tab on passengers travelling on transferred tickets, the Ministry has made it mandatory for all passengers travelling in AC classes to carry an identity proof with them from February 15.

At present, only passengers travelling on a Tatkal or an e-ticket carry an identity proof while undertaking a train journey.

The ID proofs valid for travelling in AC coaches includes voter ID cards, passports, pan cards, driving licence, student ID cards issued by recognized university, pass book of nationalised banks, credit cards with photos, AADHAR cards and other photo ID proofs with registered serial numbers issued by any government agency.

The passengers failing to produce the original identity proof, as and when asked for, will be treated as 'Without Ticket' and charged accordingly.

(JPN/Bureau)