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Rail Travel Concession to Disabled Persons

December 07, 2006 at 8:19 AM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
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Rail Travel Concession to Disabled Persons
Concession is admissible to Orthopaedically Handicapped/Paraplegic persons, Completely Blind, Mentally Retarded and Totally Deaf and Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person). Except Deaf & Dumb persons, concession is granted in all classes to other categories. Deaf & Dumb persons are eligible for concession in Second, Sleepr and First Class. Concession is granted in all Mail/Express and Super fast trains. Concession is not admissible in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi and Garib Rath trains.

Demands are received for grant of concession in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains. Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains are premium trains in which scope of concession has been limited to only a few categories to patronize full fare paying passengers. The fares for Garib Rath trains are already subsidized and no concessions have been granted in these trains.

This information was given by Shri R.Velu, Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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