Monday, June 6, 2011

Concessions

RAILWAYS TO INCREASE FARE CONCESSION TO MALE SENIOR CITIZEN AND TO REDUCE AGE LIMIT FOR FEMALE SENIOR CITIZEN.

CONCESSION TO ORTHOPAEDICALLY HANDICAPPED/ PARAPLEGIC PERSONS IN RAJDHANI AND SHATABDI TRAINS

THE NEW FACILITY TO BE EFFECTIVE FROM 1ST JUNE, 2011



As per existing provisions, senior citizens of 60 years and above are eligible for concession in the basic fares of Mail/Express trains and all inclusive fares of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains. The element of concession is 30 per cent for male senior citizens and 50 per cent for female senior citizens.

As announced by Minister for Railways in Budget speech for 2011-12, it has been decided to reduce the minimum age for availing concession from 60 years to 58 years in case for female senior citizens.

However, the element of concession will continue to remain at 50 per cent. It has also been decided to increase the element of concession in case of male senior citizens from 30 per cent to 40 per cent. The minimum age will, however, continue to remain of 60 years and above in case of male senior citizens.

Concession in Rail fares admissible toOrthopaedically/paraplegic persons in Rajdhani/Shatadbi trains was also announced in last Rail Budget. Accordingly, Orthopaedically handicapped/paraplegic persons who cannot travel without the assistance of escort are eligible for 25 per cent concession in 3-AC & AC Chair Car in all inclusive fares of Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. The same concession will also be admissible to one escort accompanying the concerned handicapped person.

However, there will be no change in other terms and conditions. The concession will be admissible on tickets purchased on and after 01.06.2011. In case of tickets already issued for travel on & after 01.06.2011, refund of difference of fares will not be admissible

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