New Delhi: In order to get rid of touts, Railways is planning to link identity proofs like Aadhar card, PAN card and passport with the login details of passengers on IRCTC ticket booking website IRCTC. Railway Protection Force (RPF) Director General Arun Kumar gave this information on Friday. He told the press briefing that earlier action against touts was based on human intelligence, which had little or no impact on the ground.
He said, ‘‘ We are trying to fill that gap. The future course of action is that eventually we will have to link the login for the ticket with some identity card like PAN or Aadhar card or any other proof whose number can be used by the passenger to login so that we can put a complete stop on touting. ’’
He said about the work done by RPF in the last two years, ‘‘ This is our future plan. We have to prepare the network first. We have almost completed our work with the Aadhar authorities. When this system is in place, we will start using it.’’