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Indian Railways permits m-Aadhaar as ID proof for travellers

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

The m- Aadhar is a mobile app launched by the Unique Identification Authority of India on which a person can download his/her Aadhaar card. It can, however, be downloaded only on the mobile number to which Aadhar has been linked. To show Aadhar, a passenger has to open the app and enter his/her password.

“m- Aadhar, 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.