Physically Challenged to get Online Rail Concession from Home

New Delhi: The railways will provide benefit of ‘Digital India’ to the physically challenged by arranging photo ID cards for getting online concessions on rail travel.

“Any physically challenged person will not be required to be present personally on reservation counter to get rail travel concession, but now he can book his ticket online from home (with concession facility) with the help of photo ID card issued by railways,” an official said.

The physically challenged person entitled for railway concession may approach nearest Divisional Railway Manager’s office along with all the relevant documents such as concession certificate, photo identity proof, date of birth proof, address proof and two passport size photographs either in person or by post for issuing railway photo identity card – by submitting one set of attested photocopies (self attested) of the said documents. “No fee will be charged for issue of this photo ID card,” the official added.

In case of permanent disability (orthopedically/paraplegic persons above the age of 35 years) the validity of the card will remain 5 years from the date of issue of the card. At the time of expiry of the validity of the card, a new card will be issued by submitting a fresh application upto 3 months before expiry of the existing card.