50% Railway concession to Sickle Cell Anaemia patients

South Central Railway (SCR) today announced 50 per cent concession in basic train fares to patients suffering from Sickle Cell Anaemia and Aplastic Anaemia with effect from June 1, 2012.

In a release, the SCR said as announced in the Railway Budget 2012-13, the concession will be granted to these patients for undertaking travel for the purpose of treatment, periodical check up from the Railway Station serving their place of residence to Government recognized hospitals and back to their place of residence. The concession will be 50% in the basic fares of sleeper, AC Chair Car, AC III Tier and AC II Tier classes and will be admissible without any minimum distance limit, subject to the distance restrictions otherwise applicable to few Mail/Express Trains, the release said. The concession will not be applicable to reservation charges, superfast charges, Development Surcharges, which will be payable in full. The Concession will not be admissible in Rajadhani, Shatabdi, Jan Shatabdi, Duranto, Garib Rath Trains. The concession will be granted directly by Station Masters on production of the certificate in prescribed form issued by Officer-in-charge of the Govt. recognized Hospital where the patient is being treated. This certificate is valid for three months from the date of issue, the release added.