Many few people know that railway offers concession for different categories of people. In this post we will talk about different discounts available for students.
Half priced for college students:
- A monthly season ticket can be issued for half the price of normal adult fare ticket .
- The quarterly ticket for the same would be 2.7 times price of one month ticket.
FREE Monthly season Pass
- The students can get a FREE monthly (not quaterly) season pass for a distance upto 150 kms.
- Students upto 10th standard get free pass. Girls upto 12th can avail free facility.
- This free pass can only be used to travel in passenger trains and not in mail/express.
How to get a free season pass
To get a season pass you will have to contact nearest train ticket booking counter. Here you will have to show proof of student. ID card etc.
This is only applicable if you want a short duration pass. All you have to do is take your student ID to the nearest ticket booking counter along with one passport size photograph. The booking clerk will issue you a monthly/quarterly/yearly pass as per your requirement.
How to get concession in educational tours
Students cannot directly apply for educational tours. They have to apply through the school management.
Railway provides 50% concession for educational tours. But the process to get this is a little lengthy. You have to contact the Divisional Railway Manager usually called DRM office. And provide with a certificate, issued by your local Educational Registrar. Once you have the documents in place you can apply and railway will issue a booklet for you.