Up to 100% rebate on train tickets! Check IRCTC concession rules
New Delhi: Indian Railways is the fourth-largest railway network in the world by size. Railways offer concessions to certain categories of passengers. The concession ranges from 10 per cent to 100 per cent. In order to avail this rebate, passengers must follow some rules laid down by Railways.
It may be noted that all concessional fares are calculated on the basis of fares for Mail or Express trains irrespective of the type of train by which the passenger travels. The concession is offered on both AC class and sleeper class tickets for some categories. Passengers can avail the discount at the time of booking their tickets under the respective category.
Here is the concession offered by Indian Railways to certain passengers:
2. Senior Citizens:
4. Differently abled:
6: War Widows:
8: Artists and Sportspersons:
10: Medical Professionals:
IRCTC also offers Izzat MST to persons with monthly income not exceeding Rs 1,500, working in unorganised sectors. Izzat MST is set at Rs 25 for journeys up to maximum 100 Kms.
It is worth mentioning that the concession is given only on basic fares and not on other charges like super fast surcharge, reservation fee, etc. However, in cases where a concession has been allowed in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains, the concession shall be admissible in the total charges (including catering) of these trains.