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Apr 30, 2010


Train Fare Concession Increased to 100% for Cancer Patients

As announced by the Minister of Railways, Mamata Banerjee in her Budget Speech
2010-11, the Ministry of Railways has decided to enhance the element of
concession to caner patients in 3-AC and Sleeper class from existing 75 per cent
to 100 per cent. The element of concession for escort in 3-AC and Sleeper
remains unchanged i.e. 75 per cent. It has become effective from 20th April,

Cancer patients and their escorts are given concession in railway fares for
going to (and returning from) recognized hospitals for treatment and periodic

The 100 per cent concession to the cancer patient is admissible only in the
basic fares of Mail/Express trains and all other charges will be realized in
full. The element of concession for cancer patients and their escorts in other
classes i.e. 2nd, 1st Class AC, Chair-Car and 2 AC/1AC shall remain unchanged at
75 per cent and 50 per cent respectively.

This concession will be admissible on tickets purchased on and after April 20,
2010. In cases of tickets already issued for travel on & after April 20, 2010,
refund of difference of fares will not be admissible. There are no changes in
other terms and conditions.

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