Service to be accessible to all 20 lakh debit cardholders at a cost of Rs. 10 per transaction
HYDERBAD: Andhra Bank has come out with yet another customer service initiative and introduced online rail ticketing facility using the bank's debit card here on Tuesday.
The new service `AB e-Rail' introduced in coordination with the Indian Railways will enable the customers of the bank to book their railway tickets online from any preferred location.
Though online railway ticketing system was introduced by IRCTC, Indian Railways, with the help of credit cards, Andhra Bank has become the first bank in the country to enable its customers book railway tickets through debit cards online, said the Chairman and Managing Director of Andhra Bank K. Ramakrishnan.
The service will be accessible to all 20 lakh debit cardholders at a service cost of Rs. 10 per transaction.
General Manager South Central Railway D.N. Mathur handed over the first online railway ticket to Jhansi Lakshmi of IT wing, Andhra Bank.
Andhra Bank Executive Director Kalyan Mukherjee said the AB debit cardholders could log on to website of IRCTC, www.irctc.co.in and schedule their travel.
Once the reservation was completed, payment could be made through debit card by entering the card details.
Cancellation could be made only at the railway counters at a fee of Rs. 10 and the amount would be credited to the account, he said.
The Andhara Bank's first ever woman General Manager in the country Kalpana Viswanathan and other top officials of the bank were present.