Soon Indian Railway will allow passengers to use their ATMs for booking rail tickets. The ATMs will have Internet access facility, so that passengers can book their e-tickets.
Indian Railway has already made an agreement with the State Bank of India (SBI) to set up 682 ATMs at railway stations. India Railways has signed an agreement with six banks, including Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank, Union Bank of India, Indian Bank and Punjab National Bank to set up another 711 ATMs at railway stations for passengers to withdraw cash. Out of the 711 ATMs, 473 will have e-ticketing facilities. Currently 86 ATMs have been deployed at various railway stations and the Railways is planning to set up 4,000 ATMs at various stations. The design of ATM site and kiosk design for Internet access have already been approved. So far, approximately 60 percent tickets are booked from online, which are e-tickets where the rest of booked tickets are i-tickets (Internet-ticket service).