Train ticket booking: Students alert! You can get concession from Indian Railways - Here are details
Indian Railways offers various kinds of facilities and concessions to train passengers but due to lack of information, many times even travellers eligible for it don't avail the conveniences meant for them.
Indian Railways offers various kinds of facilities and concessions to train passengers but due to lack of information, many times even travellers eligible for it don't avail the conveniences meant for them. One such facility offered by Indian Railways is concession in ticket pricing of trains. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the latter, offers various kinds of concessions to students on ticket prices of trains. Here are details:-
1- Visit to home city or home town
2- Educational visit
3- Competitive examinations related travel
4- MST (Monthly Season Ticket) - Valid for AC and sleeper class travel
Students travelling for above-mentioned purposes can ask the Indian Railways for concession offered to them on train ticket prices.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that East Coast Railway (ECoR) carried 45.80 million tonne (mt) of freight, including 27.06 mt of coal in its jurisdiction, by utilising 12,680 trains during the lockdown period. From March 22 to June 30 (for 101 days), ECoR carried 27.06 mt of coal in 7100 trains from its jurisdiction. Out of this, 16.14 mt of indigenous coal from Talcher area in 4157 trains and 10.92 mt of imported coal from different ports under ECoR jurisdiction were transported to various powerhouses and industries across the country, said an ECoR statement. Keeping in view the importance of food grains, East Coast Railway has taken it as a challenge and ensured continuous supply towards different destinations.
During this period, ECoR carried 0.95 mt of food grains, especially rice to different states like Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Jharkhand etc. by utilising 333 number of trains. Apart from this, 1.20 mt of fertilizer to states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal in 470 trains and 279 trains of petroleum products were transported from ECoR jurisdiction towards various places, the statement said.
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