Defence personnel can now collect Indian Railways i-tickets from any counter of computerised passenger reservation system (PRS) unlike before when i-tickets could only be collected at the journey originating station.
Indian Railways has extended the facility to provide hassle-free collection of i-tickets by Defence personnel booked on the Defence Travel System, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
The facility is being considered to be a big help to Defence personnel.
However, the i-tickets can be printed only once.
With a view to phase out the Defence Warrant System, the Railways commenced the Defence Travel System on its e-ticketing portal of IRCTC in 2009.
The i-ticket now can be collected from any PRS counter by the defence personnel on showing one of the ten prescribed proofs of identity allowed for undertaking journeys on e-tickets.
If some other person collects the tickets on behalf of the Defence personnel, then he must produce any of the ten prescribed proofs of identity in original along with photocopy of the ticket-holding defence personnel.
Railways has also issued format of receipt to be given by the Defence personnel while collecting the i-ticket from the counter.