Ministry of Railways has decided to implement 1st phase of Aadhaar based ticketing system for PRS tickets (both counter and e-tickets) for senior citizens. The detailed procedure is as under:-
1.From 1st January, 2017 to 31st March, 2017 requirement of Aadhaar verification for getting concessional tickets for senior citizens shall be on voluntary basis.
2.From 1st April 2017, for getting concessional tickets for senior citizens, Aadhaar based verification shall be Mandatory.
3.Verification shall be optional during the implementation of 1st phase if senior citizens want to purchase ticket on full fare.
4.There shall be no change in procedure as regards concession to senior citizen in unreserved ticketing.
5.With effect from 1st April 2017, during journey senior citizen passengers shall carry any of the original documents including Aadhaar Card as notified from time to time for the purpose of identity proof.