Concession in Rajdhani/Shatabdi to Blind/mentally challenged persons

It has been decided by the Government of India, Ministry of Railways  to extend facility of concession in rail fare to completely blind persons and mentally retarded persons in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. The concession for both the categories would be 25 per cent in 3rd AC and AC Chair Car in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Same concession will also be admissible to one escort accompanying such person. It has been stipulated that for availing concession by blind persons, certificate in prescribed proforma issued by RMP or Government Doctor or Head of the Institution for Blind listed in IRCA Coaching Tariff is required and for mentally retarded persons alsocertificate issued by a Government in prescribed proforma is required.

The concession will be effective on tickets purchased on or after 01.07.2011. In case of tickets already issued for travel on and after 01.07.2011 refund of difference of fares will not be admissible.

As we are aware, at present the concession in rail fair for both the category of persons is 75 per cent in Sleeper Class, AC Chair Car & 3rd AC and 50 per cent in 2nd AC &1st AC in alltrains except Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Same concession is also admissible to one escort accompanying such person.

This is a welcome step towards the welfare of Blind/Mentally challenged  passengers and will be of great help to them.

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One thought on “Concession in Rajdhani/Shatabdi to Blind/mentally challenged persons

  1. Concession given by Railways for Senior Citizen in Shatabadi/Rajdhani is 40% and 50% for Men & Women respectively. Concession now extended to Mentally Retarded and Blind is 25%.Why such anamolies that when they are being given 75% in other trains.
    Atleast this should have been at power with trhe Senior Citizens if not more.

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