Indian Railways offer 50% discount to youth participating in 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'

New Delhi: In order to facilitate the travel of youth participants of the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ program, Indian Railways announced today that it has decided to grant a 50% concession in basic fares of Second and Sleeper Class tickets to youth with earnings or emoluments under Rs. 5,000 per month for travelling from one State to another to take part in the programme. This concession has been granted as a special case and is admissible only in the normal train services and not for booking of Special Trains or Coaches.

Concessional return journey tickets may also be issued on payment of one single journey fares of Second or Sleeper class Mail/Express fares to persons travelling more than 300 km from the journey commencing station to the station serving the place of the Festival.

This concession will be provided on production of requisite certificate in the prescribed railway format from the Secretary of concerned Departments of Human Resource Development (HRD) of various States. Intending participants are required to submit the certificate to the authorized officers of the Railway concerned, namely the Chief Commercial Manager, the Divisional Commercial Manager etc. who will issue them the concession orders, on presentation of which only the Station Master will allow the concession to them.

Certificates will not be issued to those whose travelling expenses are to be borne by the Central or State Government or a local body, or statutory or Corporation or Government Undertaking, or a University.

Supplementary charges, reservation charges and other applicable charges etc shall be levied in full for both directions.

Principal Chief Commercial Manager of the concerned Zonal Railways may be approached for any complaint in regard to grant of concession.

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