12 August 2010

Railways grant Concession to Various Categories of peoples....


 The Ministry of Railways grant concessions to  persons such as senior citizens, certain categories of disabled persons and  patients, students, artists, press correspondents, doctors, police awardees,  sports persons, National awardee teachers, war widows, etc.

During the year 2009-10 the monetary value of  concessions granted to various categories of passengers was approximately   following concessions have been announced:

 

2008-09

Ø     Free MST (Monthly  Season Ticket) to Girl Students extended from 12th to Graduation  and to boy students from 10th to 12th standard.

Ø     Element of  concession to women senior citizens increased from 30 per cent to 50 per  cent.

Ø      AIDS patients granted 50 per cent concession in second class for treatment in nominated
ART (Anti-retroviral Therapy) Centres.

 

2009-10

 

Ø     Free MST extended to Madrasa, High Madrasa and Senior Madrasa.

Ø     60 per cent  concession in MST in Kolkata Metro to students attending  schools/Madrasa/recognized vocational institutions up to classes  academically equivalent to class XII.

Ø     Izzat Monthly  season ticket priced at Rs. 25 introduced for the members of unorganized
sector with monthly income not exceeding Rs. 1500/- for travel up to 100 km.

Ø     50 per cent  concession to Artists is extended in AC Chair Car, AC 3-tier and AC 2-tier
of Mail/Express and Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains.

Ø     Concession  enhanced from 30 per cent to 50 per cent for men and to 60 per cent for  women police personnel of 60 years and above who have received President’s  Police Medal and Indian Police Medal.

Ø     Concession  enhanced to 50 per cent for press correspondents in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan
Shatabdi trains.  Concession extended to spouse also once a year.


2010-11

Ø      Concession to  cancer patients enhanced to 100 per cent in SL an  3-AC classes.

Ø      75 per cent  concession in SL and 50 per cent in 1st class, AC-CC, 3-AC and  2-AC including Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains to Film Technicians of regional and  Hindi Film Industry, when traveling from film production related work.

Ø      Concession as  applicable in case of spouse of press correspondents extended to their  dependent children and companion also.

The steps taken by the Railways to increase  traffic earnings include introduction of new trains, running of special  trains, increasing the composition of trains, initiatives under the  freight business segment, additional leasing of parcel space, commercial  publicity, commercial utilization of air-space and land not immediately  required for operational use, etc.

This information was given by the Minister of  State for Railways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa in a written reply in Lok Sabha  today.



Source - PIB