Indian Railways Giving 100% Ticket Concession

Indian Railways Giving 100% Ticket Concession

Indian Railways gives travel concessions in passenger fare to 53 categories of passengers and the element of concession ranges from 10% to 100%.

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Indian Railways offers concessions on train tickets to specific set of passengers which includes persons with disabilities, students, war widows, senior citizens, farmers, artists and sports persons among others.

According to Indian Railways, there are some general rules which the passenger must know in order to avail the concession. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the online ticket booking portal currently only offers concession on senior citizen tickets. Other concession tickets can be availed at the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters at any Indian Railways reservation office, said IRCTC.

Children below 12 years need to pay only 50 % fare, as for normal tickets.

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Disabled passengers: Orthopedically handicapped/ paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort – for any purpose, blind persons traveling alone or with an escort for any purpose, mentally retarded persons who cannot travel without escort – for any purpose can avail up to 75% concession in second class, sleeper, first class, third AC, AC chair car and 50% concession in 1AC and 2AC. 25 per cent concession is available for such specially abled passengers in 3AC and AC chair car of Rajdhani and Shatabadi trains. One escort in also available for same element of concession. In case of deaf and dumb person travelling alone or with an escort – for any purpose, can avail up to 50 per cent concession in 2nd class, sleeper and 1st class.

Senior citizens: For men who are either 60 years old or above, Indian Railways give 40% concession in all classes. Women who are either 58 years old or above can avail 50% concession in all classes. This concession is also available in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains.

Students: Students going to hometown and educational tours and who belong to general category can avail 50 per cent concession in second class and sleeper class. For SC/ST category of such students, the concession available is 75% in both the classes. Girls up to graduation and boys up to class 12 (including students of Madrasa) between home and school are eligible for free second class MST.

War widows: War widows traveling for any purpose, widows of policemen and paramilitary personnel killed in action against terrorists and extremists traveling for any purpose, widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists and extremists traveling for any purpose and widows of martyrs of operation Vijay in Kargil in 1999 traveling for any purpose can avail 75% concession in second and sleeper class.

Patients: Cancer patients traveling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up, can avail 75% concession in second class, 1st class, AC chair car, 100% concession in sleeper and 3AC, 50 per cent concession in 1AC and 2AC. Thalassemia patients traveling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up, heart patients traveling alone or with an escort for heart surgery, kidney patients traveling alone or with an escort for kidney transplant operation/dialysis can avil 75 per cent concession in second class, 1st class and AC chair car. 50 per cent concession is applicable for such patients in 1AC and 2AC.

The travel concessions in passenger fare to 11 categories of patients and the details of element of concession are as under:

1) Cancer patients traveling alone or with an escort for treatment

  • 75% in (Air Condition) 2nd, 1st class and AC chair car
  • 100% in (Sleeper Class) SL & 3AC
  • 50% in 1AC & 2AC
  • One escort eligible for same element of concession (except in SL & 3AC where escort gets 75%)

2) Thalassemia patients traveling alone or with escort for periodic check-up

  • 75% in 2nd, SL, 1st Class, 3AC, AC chair Car

3) Heart patients traveling alone or with an escort for heart surgery

  • 50% in 1AC and 2AC
  • One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

4) Kidney patients traveling alone or with an escort for kidney transplant Operation/Dialysis

5) Haemophilia patients traveling alone or with an escort for treatment

  • 75% in 2nd, SL, 1st Class, 3AC, AC chair Car
  • One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

6) T.B./Lupas Valgaris patients traveling alone or with an escort

  • 75% in 2nd, SL and 1st Class
  • One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

7) Non-infectious Leprosy patients

  • 75% in 2nd, SL and 1st Class
  • One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

8) AIDS patients – for treatment/check-up at nominated ART Centres

  • 50% in 2nd Class

9) Ostomy patients

  • 50% in MST (Monthly Season Ticket) & QST (Quarterly Season Ticket).
  • One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.

10) Sickle cell Anaemia

  • 50% In SL, AC Chair Car, AC 3-tier and AC 2- tier classes

11) Aplastic Anaemia

  • 50% In SL, AC Chair Car, AC 3-tier and AC 2- tier classes.

All these concessions are applicable only on the base fare.

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