Aadhaar card to be mandatory for online train ticket booking

In their new business plan revealed on Thursday, Indian Railways hinted the possibility of Aadhaar being made mandatory for online ticket booking on the IRCTC website. However, it may be made mandatory for passengers who seek some kind of concessions. It is to become mandatory for Senior citizens from April 1.

Indian Railways minister Suresh Prabhu spoke in detail about the plan stating that the Railways will seek to do a “transformation of ticketing by migrating towards cashless, paperless ticketing, Aadhaar-based ticketing and an integrated ticketing App by May 2017.”

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