Aadhaar not compulsory for bookings, incentivising usage voluntarily: Railways

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain said there is no proposal to make Aadhaar number compulsory for booking tickets.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Railways say that Aadhaar is not compulsory for booking tickets for rail journey, but is encouraged by the transport behemoth by promoting it on a voluntary basis by incentivising it.

State Railways Rajen Gohain Minister say in order to incentivise the passengers for linking their Aadhaar ID and mobile number for booking of 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 (IRCTC) has been revised to 12 tickets.



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