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Passengers can get rebate in rail fare, Ministry of Railways is considering

Railway Concession to Senior Citizen : The Ministry of Railways is once again deliberating on the relaxation of rail fares for the passengers found in the train, after which it is expected that concession can be given on rail tickets. Let us tell you that many categories of passengers including senior citizens and sportspersons, journalists used to get concession in fare from Indian Railways. However, these concessions were abolished during the Corona period (Covid-19) epidemic. Sources said that the Railways are reconsidering this.

The burden of discounted tickets
The question was asked to the Railway Minister in the Loksabha that from when the government is going to start the concessional train journey again for senior citizens. The Railway Minister has given his answer in writing in Parliament. The Railway Minister said that due to the Corona epidemic, the income from passenger service has come down significantly for two years and is still less than 2019-20. This has affected the financial health of the Railways. The Railway Minister said that the restoration of railway concession will affect the financial health of the railways, so it is not possible to restore the concessional train ticket service for all categories of people including senior citizens.

Thoughts on Concession
Railway Ministry sources said that, “The Ministry of Railways is considering this. Rail travel is now completely back on track. Let us tell you that the government has faced a lot of criticism for not starting the concessions yet. facing.

BJP MP raised questions
BJP MP Varun Gandhi has also questioned the decision to end the concession given to senior citizens on tickets. Varun Gandhi asked why this relief is seen as a ‘burden’ when MPs are getting subsidy on rail fares.

Passengers of many categories upset
The Ministry of Railways, in a written reply to the Parliament, had said that due to concessions, it has a heavy burden. The ministry had said that it has no plans to reinstate the exemption in rail fares. The facility of rebate in fare has been reintroduced only to the people of special category. These include 4 categories of disabled, 11 categories of patients and more students. Senior citizens and sportsmen as well as passengers of many categories are not getting this facility.

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