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For each passenger train ticket, Indian Railways is offering 55% concession: Ashwini Vaishnaw

The Indian Railways is “already offering” 55 per cent concession on practice fares to each practice passengers, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw mentioned.

The minister remarks have been made amid calls for to revive pre-COVID-19 practice fare concessions for senior residents and media individuals.

“The Indian Railway is already offering 55 per cent concession on train fares to every train passenger,” Vaishnaw mentioned, with out giving any direct reply on the restoration of concessions.

He additional mentioned, “If a train ticket to a destination costs Rs 100, Railway is charging only Rs 45. It is giving Rs 55 concession.”

The questions have been requested by the minister when he was in Ahmedabad to evaluate the progress of the continued bullet practice mission amongst different issues.

Practice fare concessions

Earlier than COVID-19 induced lockdown have been imposed in March 2020, the Indian Railways provided 50 per cent concession on practice fares to senior residents and government-accredited journalists.

Practice companies throughout India have been utterly shut down in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown. Nevertheless, when it resumed full-fledged in June 2022, the Railway Ministry didn’t restore these concessions and since then the difficulty has been raised on varied platforms, together with in each the homes of parliament.

Vaishnaw maintained the same stand within the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on varied events when questioned by many fellow parliamentarians.

Earlier, responding to an RTI software filed by Madhya Pradesh-based Chandra Shekhar Gaur, the Indian Railways mentioned it earned about Rs 2,242 crore from roughly 15 crore senior residents within the monetary 12 months 2022-23.

With inputs from PTI

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