Indian Railways Ticket Concession Rules: All You Need to Know

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Indian Railways gives travel concessions in passenger fare to 53 categories of passengers and the element of concession ranges from 10% to 100%. The passengers, who are eligible to avail this concessions should be from any of these categories – physically challenged, patients, senior citizens, Izzat MST (Monthly Season Ticket). Senior Citizens of foreign nationals and Non-resident Indians (NRIs) have been excluded from the senior citizen category for the purpose of concession in passenger fare. No concession has been given in the newly introduced trains like Humsafar, Antyodaya, Gatimaan and Vande Bharat. All these information was shared by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

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

1) Cancer patients travelling 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 travelling alone or with escort for periodic check-up

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

3) Heart patients travelling 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 travelling alone or with an escort for kidney transplant Operation/Dialysis

5) Haemophilia patients travelling 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 travelling 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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