Railways permits m-Aadhaar as ID proof

PTI |   Sep 14,2017 , 02:43 AM IST


New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways said on Wednesday it has decided to allow m-Aadhaar, a digital version of the Aadhaar card, as proof of identity for travellers in any reserved class.

The m-Aadhaar is a mobile app launched by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on which a person can download his/her Aadhaar card.

It can, however, be downloaded only on the mobile number to which Aadhaar has been linked. To show Aadhaar, a passenger has to open the app and enter his/ her password.

"m-Aadhaar when shown by the passenger on his/ her mobile after entering the password should be accepted as a proof of identity for undertaking journey in any reserved class over Indian Railways," the ministry said in a statement. Currently, the m-Aadhaar app is available on Google Play Store.

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