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75% fare cut for some passengers

July 06, 2004 12:44 IST

Not only has Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav not increased passenger fares for any class or freight rates for any commodity, he has also proposed big concessions for some categories of passengers.

He has proposed the following:

  • 75 per cent concession in fares in second and sleeper classes to widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorist/extremist
  • Escort accompanying a deaf and dumb person also to get 50 per cent concession in fares in first, second, sleeper classes and in season tickets.
  • 75 per cent concession in fares in II/SL/I/AC chair car and AC-3 tier classes for severe/moderate haemophilia patients for treatment.
  • Full concession in second class to unemployed youth attending interviews for selection to central government jobs to be implemented.

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Sub: Full concesion for Candidates attending interview

Its a boon for all those who strive hard to serve the government. Hats off to Laloo ji if implemented. Karthik

Posted by Karthik

Sub: Curruption

It was nice to hear all these new concessions. But, as long as India is concern, no one can gaurantee that all this concession will ...

Posted by Nilesh

Sub: Cuts

I had no idea that we had so much surplus in monetary funds for the railways that we could cut proces by as much as ...

Posted by vivek

Sub: Rail concessions

It is somewhat happy that there is no hike in the fares for the passengers and also happy that there were some announcements for concessions ...

Posted by O. L. HEELIS


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