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Travel Concessions

 
  • By Bus
  • By Rail
  • By Air

By Bus

Concessions are provided for persons with physical impairments and visually handicaps. Student concessions are provided to all children. Mostly each state has its own policy.

By Rail

As per the Order of Ministry of Railway, Government of India, the following concessions are available for the disabled:
  1. Blind Person

The blind person traveling alone or with an escort, on production of a certificate from Government doctor or a registered medical practioner, is eligible to get the concession as below :

Element of Concession

Percentage of Rail Concession for Blind Person
Class First Class Second Class Sleeper Class Season Ticket
First Class Second Class
%age of Concession 75 75 75 50 50
  1. The concession certificate may be issued by the Station Master on collection of the certificate form and the copy of original certificate duly attested by a Gazetted Officer, M.P.,M.L.A. etc. may be produced while collecting the ticket. The blind person may not be present at the station for purchase of the ticket.

    Download Concession application form for visually impaired persons
  1. Orthopaedically Handicapped Person

The Orthopaedically Handicapped person traveling with an escort, on production of a certificate from a Government doctor to the effect that the person concerned is orthopaedically handicapped and cannot travel without the assistance of an escort, is eligible for getting concession.

Element of Concession

Percentage of Rail Concession for Orthopaedically Handicapped
Class First Class Second Class Sleeper Class Season Ticket
First Class Second Class
%age of Concession 75 75 75 50 50
  1. All categories of Orthopaedically Handicapped persons/ patients accompanied by escort, when traveling for admission or on discharge from hospital where the O.H. persons are treated or or consultation with Medical Expert, on production of a certificate from a Government doctor/ Orthopaedic surgeon that the person is a bonafide O.H. person and he cannot travel without an escort, for availing concession.

    Down Concession application form for Orthopedically handicapped persons
  1. Deaf & Dumb Person

A deaf and dumb person traveling alone (both afflictions together in the same person) on production of a certificate from a government doctor is eligible for the concession.

Element of Concession

Percentage of Rail Concession for Deaf & Dumb Person
Class First Class Second Class Sleeper Class Season Ticket
First Class Second Class
%age of Concession 50 50 50 50 50
  1. Note :
  1. A deaf person is allowed 50% concession in railway fare both in first and second class, but concession is not available for the escort.
  2. A deaf & dumb person is permitted to travel by 2-tier A.C. on payment of concessional fare for first class and full surcharge for 2-tier A.C. Sleeper

Download Concession application form for Hearing handicapped persons
  1. Mentally Retarded Person

A mentally retarded person, accompanied by an escort, on production of a certificate in the prescribed form, from a government

Element of Concession

Percentage of Rail Concession for Mentally Retarded Person
Class First Class Second Class Sleeper Class Season Ticket
First Class Second Class
%age of Concession 75 75 75 50 50

Download Concession application form for mentally retarded persons
  1. Certificates for obtaining concession for Mentally Retarded students

BY AIR

  1. Blind Person

    The Indian Airlines Corporation allows 50% concessional fare to Blind persons or single journey or single fare for round trip journey on all domestic flights. To avail this facility (for blind persons) they have to product a certificate from a medical practitioner. Air Hostess/Steward will look after the Blind Persons not accompanied by escorts in flight.

    The Public Relation Officer or the Traffic Officer Incharge at the airport will render necessary assistance to such infirm passengers at the airport of the departure and arrival. Escorts are to pay full fare. This concession cannot be combined with any other concessional fare allowed by the Indian Airlines.

    CARRIAGE OF BLIND PEOPLE ON INDIAN AIRLINES CORPORATION (IAC) SERVICES INDIAN AIRLINES CIRCULAR NO. CIM/17 DATED 18, MAY, 1965

    Occasionally, IAC carry blind passengers who travel by air on account of urgency or other reasons. As a humanitarian measure, it has been decided that 50 percent concession fare on single journey or single fare for round trip journey will apply for carriage of all blind people on IAC domestic services only. However, escorts will play the full applicable fares.

    Blind Passenger will have to make an application for grant of 50 percent concession and such application must be accompanied by a certificate from a registered medical practitioner testifying to the fact that the person is blind and has lost the vision of both eyes. Such certificate must also carry the registered number of the registered medical practitioner of the state to which he belongs.

    The 50 % concession admissible to blind people cannot be combined with any other concessional fare allowed by IAC i.e. no other concession will be admissible to the blind passenger.

    While the Air Hostess or the Steward will look after the blind passengers not accompanied by escorts in flights, the Public Relation Officer or the Traffic Officer-in-charge at the airport will render necessary assistance to such infirm passengers at the airport of departure and arrival Advance notice of the travel be sent by the station of embarkation.

    The above concession will come into force immediately.

    INDIAN AIRLINES (Commercial Headquarters)

    From:
    Commercial Department
    Indian Airlines Hqrs.
    New Delhi


    To:
    All Stations
    Indian Airlines
    Ref. No. HCD:8R:252

    16th May,1980

    Circular No. 490 (R&T)

    Sub: Blind Persons Discount

    It has been brought to our notice that passenger who are permanently blind face a lot of problems in purchasing air tickets as they have to produce a fresh medical certificate each time they purchase as air ticket. The passenger finds this inconvenient. It has therefore been decided that, with immediate effect, a photocopy of Medical Certificate, issued by competent authorities, stating that passenger has permanently lost total vision in both eyes can be accepted. The passenger will not have to submit the original certificate if he does not wish to do so. However, the photocopy should be verified with the Original at the time of acceptance.

    All other conditions regarding the Blind Persons are remain unchanged. Please advise all concerned.

    Sd/-
    (A.K. GOYAL)
    SR.DY. COMMERCIAL MGR.(R&T)
    F. COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

    CC: AS PER LIST

  2. Locomotor Disability

    Locomotor Disabled persons (80% and above) are allowed following Concession in Indian Airlines :
  1. 50% of normal Economy Class INR Fare or Point to Point Fare, Full Inland Air Travel Tax and Passenger Service Fee applicable.
  2. 50% of INR fare applicable to foreigners resident in India for travel on Domestic Sectors.

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