Attested photocopy of ration card with photograph or passbook of a nationalised bank with photograph will be accepted as proof of identity for train passengers who reserve tickets through counters of computerised passenger reservation system (PRS) for journey in sleeper class and second class reserved sitting class.

This provision will come into effect from January 15.

However, it is not applicable for all classes of e-tickets, Tatkal tickets and tickets issued through PRS counter for travelling in AC classes and first class, the release added.

It has already been notified that any one of the passengers in any reserved class will have to produce any one of the prescribed proofs of identity (in original) during the journey failing which all the passengers booked on that ticket will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.