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The Ministry of Railways said on Wednesday it has decided to allow m- Aadhaar, a digital version of the Aadhar card, as proof of identity for travellers in any reserved class.
The m- Aadhaar 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 Aadhaar, a passenger has to open the app and enter his/her password.
"m- Aadhaar 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.