Railways have made mandatory for passengers to mention their full name while booking ticket.
A circular has been issued for the same to bar use of initials in booking ticket.
“This has been done to prevent touts from booking tickets in ghost names and sending passengers with such initials,” said a top official.
Now, it is mandatory to enter your first name in full on the requisition slip. This means no more initials for first name.
As far as the middle name and the last name are concerned, passengers are free to mentioned according to convenience.