Aadhaar-Based Ticketing System for Senior Citizens from April 1 Mandated by Railway Ministry (Download PDF)


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Reservation  of rail tickets for senior citizens will be directly linked to Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID). Cards are mandatory basis for both counter and e - tickets. Objective is to ensure that only bona fide passengers with legitimate tickets.

Aadhar mandatory for senior citizens to avail train ticket

Aadhar Mandatory for Senior Citizens to Avail Train Ticket

Aadhar mandatory for senior citizens to avail train ticket

About Aadhaar

  • Launched : 28 January 2009
  • It is a central government agency of India.
  • Its objective is to collect the biometric and demographic data of residents.
  • It aims to store details in a centralized database.
  • Issues a 12-digit unique identity number called Aadhaar to each resident.
  • The world’s largest national identification number project.

Streamlining Reservation

  • Train tickets for senior citizens are a helpful measure.
  • Designed to streamline the reservation process for people.
  • Ambitious push towards Aadhaar-based ticketing system.
  • Bring transparency in rail ticket reservations.
  • Prevent misuse of such a facility as ticket collectors can instantly verify the claims.
  • It will stop touts and unauthorized agents from booking tickets.

Authentication Process

  • Senior citizen passengers need to provide correct and complete details.
  • Name, date of birth and gender as mentioned in the Aadhaar Card.
  • A next step, they have to click on “Add Passenger”.
  • Then add senior citizen passenger and authenticate Aadhaar details.
  • Then passengers will add in the Master List after verifying their details.
Aadhar Authentication Process

Aadhar Authentication Process

Aadhar Authentication Process

- Published/Last Modified on: December 8, 2016


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