RAIL TRAVEL CONCESSION
The Railways provides a large number of travel concessions to various categories of travelers , like students , sports persons , scouts and guides , farmers and industrial workers , nurses , teachers , senior citizens , physically handicapped mentally retarded persons .
If you are eligible for any of the concessions , please remember
i) Grant of concession is on basic fares only and it confined to Mail / Express fares in case of Second / Sleeper / 1st Class . Concession is not available for travel on ordinary 2nd class fares and also on superfast / reservation charges.
ii) No concession in rail fares is admissible by Rajdhani / Shatabdi / Jan - Shatabdi / Duronto trains except for senior citizens of the age of 60 yrs and above for men and 58 years and above for women . No concession including Senior citizen concession in rail fare is admissible by Garib Rath.
iii) No concession is granted in case of travel by A C Chair Car / AC 1st Class / AC - 2 tier and AC- 3 tier except for senior citizens . Orthopedically Handicapped / Paraplegic persons / Mentally retarded person / Completely blind persons , Cancer , Thalassemia , Heart & Kidney patients .
iv) Availing two different type of concessions by the same persons at a time is not permissible .
v) Your concessional tickets can not be changed to higher class even if you are willing to pay the difference of fare . However , your concession on 1st class can be converted to 2-tier AC Sleeper by paying the concessional fare for the 1st class plus the difference of the normal fare between 2tier AC Sleeper and 1st Class .
vi) No concession is granted for a journey the cost of which is borne by Central / State Govt / Local Bodies / Corpns or Govt undertaking .
vii) Some of the concessions are admissible subject to the minimum distance of journey which have been specified in the relevant categories .
viii) 1st class coupon books for Press Correspondents will be valid in AC Class in accordance with specific concession entitlement for higher classes .
ix) In case where concessional single / return tickets or season tickets or circular journey tickets are to be issued for two or more persons the concessional fares shall be calculated separately for each persons and rounded off as per rules . The concession will not be granted on the total normal fares for the group .
x) All types of concessions can be availed only when tickets are purchased across the counter in reservation or booking offices . TTEs are not authorized to extend any concession on trains .