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Indian Railways will provide 40% fare concession to transgender senior citizens

Indian Railways will provide 40% fare concession to transgender senior citizens: Details, Features, Eligibility, Implement Date, Highlights

The Indian Railways has decided to grant 40 percent concession in passenger fares to transgender senior citizens. It was notified by the Railway Ministry on 28th December 2018. 

The concession for a person of the third gender (transgender), aged 60 years or above, will be available from 1st January 2019.

Earlier till date, such a concession was admissible for men who are 60 years and above, and for women aged 58 years and above. The rate of concession is 40 percent for men and 50 percent for women.

Though a column for transgender (T) was introduced in the reservation form, the concession was not admissible to them.

Key Highlights

The Indian Railways offers concessions on ticket prices to 53 different categories, ranging from 10-100 percent.
 
The students going to their hometown or educational tours can avail a concession of 50 percent in fares for the second and sleeper class, while students belonging to the Scheduled Tribe community can avail a concession of 75 percent.

Similarly, government school students in rural areas are eligible to get a concession of 75 percent in second class for a study tour or an entrance examination once a year.

Those appearing for UPSC and Central Staff Selection Commission can also avail a concession of 50 percent on the fares. 

Industrial labors and farmers, who wish to visit agricultural exhibitions, can also avail a 25-per-cent concession on second-class and sleeper-class tickets.

In addition, foreign students studying in India are also eligible for a 50-per-cent concession in the second and sleeper class.

Apart from these, senior citizens, who book their railway tickets online, now have the option to choose between 100-per-cent concession, 50-per-cent concession and no concession.

Though a column for transgender (T) was introduced in the reservation form, the concession was not admissible to them.


 

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