Aadhar number has been made mandatory for senior citizens to avail concessions in train tickets from 1st April. A three month trial run for this is going on.
“Aadhar number will be required for one time registration at the IRCTC ticketing site. The step is aimed at eliminating touts from registering with fake identities,” a senior Railway Ministry official said, adding the Railways is preparing a software for the purpose.
Despite taking several steps, touts corner a bulk of tickets and sell those at much higher prices & this is becoming a serious problem for the Railways.