People travelling in first-class Air-Conditioned (AC), AC two-tier, AC three-tier, AC Chair Car, and Executive classes on trains will have to carry any one of the prescribed original proofs of identity during their journey from Wednesday.

Railways said the new rule was applicable to any one of the passenger or passengers booking tickets from computerised passenger reservation system (PRS) or through the Internet and travelling in upper class.

The passengers who fail to produce the same will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.

The valid proofs of identity that can be used are Voter Identity card, passport, PAN card, driving licence, photo identity card having serial number issued by Central or State governments, and student identity card with photograph.

The passbook, along with photograph, of a nationalised bank, credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph, Aadhaar card, pension pay orders, ration cards with photographs, senior citizen cards, Below Poverty Line cards, Employees' State Insurance (ESI) cards with photographs, and Central Government Health Scheme cards (with photographs) can also be used.