Indian Railways, catering to millions daily and generating significant revenue, faces the challenge of meeting the high demand for confirmed tickets, which remains as tough as ever despite the convenience and comfort of train travel.


Railway News:

The railways offer substantial discounts of up to 75% on tickets for certain individuals, recognizing their special needs or contributions. This discount applies to:


  • People with Disabilities: Individuals who are physically handicapped, mentally challenged, or completely blind and unable to travel without assistance benefit from a 75% discount on tickets in general, sleeper, and third AC classes. For second and first AC, the discount provided is up to 50%.

  • Patients: Concessions are available for patients suffering from severe illnesses like TB, kidney diseases, cancer, and non-communicable diseases, including heart conditions.


  • Additional Beneficiaries: Students, war widows, widows of IPKF personnel, widows of Kargil martyrs, widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists and extremists, national award-winning teachers, Shram Award-winning industrial workers, widows of police personnel martyred in action against terrorism, Police Medal awardees, Dronacharya Award-winning coaches, and sportspersons are also eligible for ticket fare concessions under specific rules

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