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Travel Concessions

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:47 -- admin


By Rail

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


Class Percentage of concessions
First Class 75% 
Second Class  75% 
Sleeper Class  75% 
Season First Class  50% 
Ticket Second Class  50% 

Issuing Authority: The concession certificate can be issued by Medical Practitioner/Government Doctor/Heads of the Institutions for the Blind recognized by Ministry of Welfare/Govt. of India or Social Welfare Department of the concerned State Government. 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.

Click here to download the railway concession form in English

Click here to download the railway concession form in Hindi

Concession is also given to blind and mentally challenged people in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. For the circular about this concession, click here for PDF file, and here for Word file, both in English.


By Air

The Indian Airlines Corporation allows 50% concessional fare to blind persons on single journey or single fare for round trip journey on all domestic flights. To avail this facility (for blind persons) they have to produce 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.

To view or download Annexure 1A, click here.

To view or download Annexure 1B, click here.

Transport allowance for disabled employees

Disabled persons are entitled to double the normal transport allowance to other similarly placed employees.

However, disabled persons who are provided with government transport are not entitled to transport allowance. Transport allowance is allowed at normal rates if the disabled person has been provided with government accommodation.


Download government notification

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