New Delhi: Railways will come out with a
`smart card` for rail users shortly.
"We are negotiating with SBI for issuing smart card
for rail passengers," said Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee
today at the economic editors` conference here.
It will be a composite card which can be utilised in
metro, suburban and passenger trains. The card can be utilised
for e-ticketing also.
However, a railway official said, "The modalities are
being worked out for the smart card which will be the first of
its kind by the railways. We are in discussion with other
stakeholders to make it a composite all-purpose card."
Mamata also announced that all passenger trains
including suburban trains will have toilet facilities.
Currently, suburban trains do not have toilets.
"Every suburban train will have toilet for which test
has been carried out already. There will also be facilities
for handicapped passengers," she said.