In an yet another passenger friendly move, the Ministry of Railways has decided to accept credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph as proof of identity for traveling on e-tickets. The new provision has come into effect from 6th August, 2010.
The bank credit card is in addition to the existing seven proofs of identity for undertaking journey on e-tickets namely;
a) Voter Identity Card,
c) PAN Card,
d) Driving License,
e) Photo Identity Card issued by Central/State Government.
f) Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their students and
g) Nationalized Bank Passbook with photograph.
There will be no concession including student concession admissible to the persons booking e-tickets except concession for senior citizens.
Ministry of Railways has asked all Zonal Railways to issue necessary instruction to all concerned particularly ticket checking staff so as to educate them about this modified provision and to avoid inconvenience to the passengers.