ALLAHABAD: The Indian Railways, on Saturday, extended its support to the physically challenged by providing concessions, on online reservations, to them. The Railways will be issuing special photo identity cards to the physically challenged persons.
They, through the special ID cards, will be entitled to book concessional tickets across PRS counters, e-ticket/i-ticket through IRCTC website and also concessional unreserved tickets at UTS counters throughout the country.
Director, traffic commercial (G), Railway Board, SK Ahirwar issued the new directive to all general managers of zonal railways, including North Central Railway for the same.
To avail the facility, a physically challenged person will have to approach the nearest DRM office along with all the relevant documents including concession certificate, photo identity proof, date of birth certificate, address proof and two passport photographs, either in person or by post, for the new photo identity card. One self attested photocopied set of all the documents need to be submitted to senior divisional commercial manager of the division to apply for the identity card.