e-rail tickets no need to carry hardcopy but can show Virtual Reservation Message

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Online booked ticket no need to carry hardcopy but can show Virtual Reservation Message :
A move by Indian Railway will move towards saving paper and there by saving enviornment.
Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS) – The printout in standard specified Performa containing reservation particulars, and instructions for use which can be used by the passenger along with the relevant authorizedIdentification, as travel authority for performing the journey.
Virtual Reservation Message (VRM) – A screen-shot of the e-ticket displayed through laptops/palmtops/ Mobile phone is referred as Virtual Reservation Message (VRM).
ERS/VRM along with any one of the eight prescribed ID proofs in original and the indication of the passenger(s)’ name(s) in the Reservation Chart will authorize the passenger to travel.
VRM combined with valid photo-id in original will be treated as an instrument on par with the ERS.
ERS/VRM along with one of the eight prescribed proofs of identity in original will also authorize the passenger to enter the platform on the day of journey and he/she will not be required to purchase platform ticket. ERS/VRM along with original id proof will be required to be produced on demand of Ticket Checking Staff on the platform.
Reference : Railway Board Letter No.2008/TG-I/10/P/SMS dated 20.07.2011
The minimum age for availing the concession has been reduced from 60 years to 58 years in case for women senior citizen on ticket purchased on and after 01.06.2011. The element of concession will continue to remain at 50%.
 
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