Thursday, September 07, 2017

Now ID proof mandatory for booking domestic air tickets

The Centre has made identity proof mandatory for booking of domestic air tickets. This decision has come as a part of the final rules of the "no-fly list" (NFL) that will be issued on Friday.
Once implemented, passengers will have to use the unique identification number on their Aadhaar card or driving licence or passport or pan number to book tickets for flights of domestic airlines, which will in turn serve as a fool-proof method to identify disorderly passengers.

The authorities are even thinking of including the Election Commission voter ID card as a valid ID proof. However, a final decision is yet to be taken.

In case of booking flight tickets to international destinations, passengers will have to provide their passport numbers.

In case of booking flight tickets to international destinations, passengers will have to provide their passport numbers.

"India is pioneering in having a no-fly list on the basis of safety as other countries have it on security grounds. A DGCA team (led by chief BS Bhullar) recently had discussions with global regulators at a meet in Mongolia," Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha was quoted by the Times of India as saying.
07/09/17 Sriparna Ghosh/IBTimes

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