Railways keen to use UIDAI database

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 19:06

New Delhi: Indian Railways, the largest
employer in the country, today said it is holding wide ranging
discussion with Unique Identification Authority of India
(UIDAI) to use its database in key areas, including ticketing.

This was disclosed by Railway Board Chairman Vivek
Sahai today after holding discussions with UIDAI chairman
Nandan Nilekani.

Sahai said Railways are looking to make the most of
the UIDAI`s initiative as it is the largest employer in the
country with more than 14 lakh staff.

UIDAI would issue unique identification numbers to the
residents of the country based on the demographic and
biometric data of the individual.

Sahai said they are also exploring the possibility of
using the unique database in its ticketing system.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 19:06

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