Railways to accept bank credit cards as ID proof

The railway ministry has introduced a customer friendly step by electing to consider credit cards of customers having their laminated photos as their ID proof for traveling on e-tickets.

This move is effective from 6th of August 2010. So now the bank credit card is the latest entrant in the list of present accepted proofs of identity such as voter I-Card, passport, PAN card, driving license, Photo I-Card given by Central or state government, according to a top ministry official.

Railways also consider student I cards, given by authorized colleges and schools besides the PSU bank passbook carrying photograph of the beholder.

All railway zones have been told to tell the news to their staff so as to avoid any type of trouble to the traveller in this respect.