Restoration of Train Travel Concessions: Rajya Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.755
ANSWERED ON 03.12.2021
RESTORATION OF TRAIN TRAVEL CONCESSIONS
755. SHRI VAIKO:
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:
(a) the reasons for withdrawal of train travel concessions to various categories during the lockdown period;
(b) whether demands have been received from various quarters for restoration of concessions to various categories including students;
(c) if so, the response of Government; and
(d) when less than 12 percent of reserved passengers avail concessions, whether Government would restore travel concessions which were given over a period out of social necessity and obligation and if so, by when?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI ASHWINI VAISHNAW)
(a) to (d): In view of Pandemic & Covid protocol, concession to all categories of passengers (except 4 categories of Divyangjan, 11 categories of Patients and Students) have been withdrawn from 20.03.2020. Representation/request/suggestions from different quarters have been received for restoration of all concessions. The matter has been examined but not found feasible at present.
Source: Rajya Sabha