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How to Apply Photography/videography Permit.  
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Aug 09 2012 (20:33)

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How to Apply Photography/videography Permit.

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Aug 09 2012 (20:31)
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Amarnadh Varma*^~   Added by: Begins Falls Rises ™~  Aug 09 2012 (20:33)
The Procedure of How to Apply Photography/videography Permit.
Please Refer Chapter 2 & 3 To know The Full Details.
The requests of the foreign nationals (along with the clearance wherever
necessary), seeking permission for still/video photography in Railway premises/
trains, are required to be submitted (either directly by the applicants themselves or
through their authorized representatives in India) to the Director Information &
Publicity, Public Relations Directorate, Ministry of Railways.
In the above para,it is clarified that foreign nationals should apply to the concerned department of the Ministry of Railways and not individually to the zonal railways.As no email id is visible on the Public Relations department's web page,you may need to send a snail mail letter well in advance for the requisite permissions.Please preserve a copy of the letter and send your letter by registered post only to the Ministry of Railways,New Delhi.
3.2 The requests of the Indian nationals seeking permission for still/video
photography in Railway premises/ trains are required to be submitted to the Chief
Public Relations Officers of the respective Railways/Units depending upon the
locations for which permission is sought.
3.3 In both the above cases, the persons/ parties seeking such permission should
clearly specify the locations to be covered, the likely date(s) of coverage and the
purpose for undertaking still/video photography.
4.1 Permission for still/ video photography to Indian nationals shall be granted by
the Chief Public Relations Officers of the respective Railways/Units.
4.2 Permission for still/ video photography to the foreign nationals shall be granted
by the Public Relations Directorate, Railway Board. However, if still/ video
photography is to be undertaken for commercial purposes, approval (in
principle) will be conveyed to the concerned Railways/Units advising them to
grant permission after completing necessary formalities and charging the
prescribed licence fee.
4.3 The permission letter, indicating the conditions mentioned in para-4.5 to 4.7
and 5.7 (wherever applicable), shall be issued by the Public Relations Directorate
Railway Board or the CPROs of the Railways/Units (as the case may be) directly
to the individual applicants (or their representatives) endorsing a copy thereof to
the Security Department also.
4.4 In respect of foreign nationals, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) shall also be kept
informed by endorsing a copy of the permission letter to the Deputy Director/IB,
Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block, New Delhi.
4.5 The permission letter issued under para-4.3 is to be treated as authority enabling
the applicants to take still/ video photographs in railway premises/trains till the
validity period indicated therein. The rules/ procedure (if any) regulating entry
into a particular railway premises, train, etc will have to be followed
meticulously. It is clarified that the permission letter, allowing still/video
photography, is neither a travel authority nor does it ipso-facto authorize the
holder to enter any railway premises/train.
4.6 The holder of the permission letter is required to give prior information to the
Station Manager/In-charge of the concerned stations/premises before undertaking
still/video photography. He has to observe safety and security regulations in
vogue on the Railways and ensure that still/video photography is confined to
railway premises/trains only; it does not affect normal working of the Railways;
it does not cause inconvenience to other rail users; and it does not cover places
prohibited for still/video photography by the Railways
4.7 The holder of the permission letter should disclose his/her identity and show the
permission letter to the railway officials on demand. In addition, the foreign
nationals should have valid Passport/Visa while visiting various locations and
they shall be under an obligation to show the same on demand by the local
railway authorities.
While our foreign friends will probably find it easier to obtain the permits,NRI's holding Indian Passports would need to route their requests through the CPROs of concerned zonal railways.
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