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Indian Railway Ticket Concession for Senior Citizens, Students, Others; Know Concession Details, Rules

Indian Railways is offering concessions on ticket prices for 53 different categories. Though, the quantum of concession ranges from 10% to 100%. According to Indian Railways official website - indianrail.gov.in, the concession in ticket fares is available for senior citizens, students, youth, medical professionals, among others.  

Adding to it, reduction on tickets is admissible on production of the requisite certificate from the concerned person/organisation. However, the documents issued by persons/organisations in other countries are not considered valid for the purpose of concession in India, as per Indian Railways. 

Check the 'percentage of concession' offered by Indian Railways to senior citizens, students and medical professionals: 

  • Senior Citizens 

Category of persons 

Percentage of concession 

Senior Citizens 

 

Men (60 years and above) travelling for any purpose 

40% in all classes (including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto trains)  

Women (60 years and above) travelling for any purpose 

50% in all classes (including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto trains)  

(As mentioned on Indian Railways' website) 

  • Students:

Category of persons 

Percentage of concession 

Students going to hometown and educational tours (General Category) 

• 50% in 2nd and SL (Sleeper) class 

• 50% in MST(Monthly Season Ticket) /QST(Quarterly Season Ticket) 

Students going to hometown and educational tours (SC/ST Category) 

• 75% in 2nd and SL class 

• 75% in MST/QST 

Girls up to Graduation and Boys up to 12th standard (including students of Madrasa) between home & school 

Free second class MST 

Students of Govt. schools in rural areas - for study tour - once a year 

75% in 2nd class 

Entrance exam - Girls of Govt. schools in rural areas – for national level entrance exam 

75% in 2nd class 

"Concession to students appearing in main written examination conducted by UPSC & Central Staff Selection Commissions" 

50% in 2nd class 

Research scholars up to the age of 35 years - for journeys in connection with research work 

50% in 2nd and SL class  

Students and non-students participating in Work Camps 

25% in 2nd and SL class 

(As mentioned on Indian Railways' website) 

  • Medical professionals:

Category of persons 

Percentage of concession 

Doctors – Allopathic - travelling for any purpose 

10% in all classes and in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains 

Nurses & Midwives - for leave and duty 

25% in 2nd and SL class 

(As mentioned on Indian Railways' website) 

General Rules of Indian Railways Ticket Concessions: 

  • All concessional fares are calculated on the basis of fares for Mail/Express trains irrespective of the type of train. 

  • Concessions are allowed only in respect of basic fares. However, no concession is admissible in respect of other charges, which may include super fast surcharge, reservation fee, etc. 

  • Only one type of concession is allowed on one time at the choice of passenger and no person is allowed two or more concessions simultaneously. 

  • The holder of a concession ticket is not allowed to change the ticket to a higher class even by paying the difference of actual fares. 

  • Concession is not admissible in season tickets, circular journey tickets and certain trains which have separate all-inclusive fare structure as mentioned by railways. 

Source- NDTV 



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