Railway plans more centres to process ID card for Disabled

Southern Railway has increased the number of centres where people with disabilities can submit their documents to apply for a photo ID in order to book train tickets online as well as across the counter.

According to a press release, those who need the ID cards can send in their documents to the divisional offices in Chennai, Tiruchi, Madurai, Salem, Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram as well as to 36 additional locations across south India.

These locations will take in application forms at the railway station every Tuesday and Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Among the additional locations are: Erode, Karur, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Tuticorin, Villupuram, Kumbakonam and Thanjavur. For a full list, visit: http://bit.ly/1Ac1lUh

These 36 locations will start receiving applications from May 1 and continue to do so for a period of two months.

On April 22, members of The Tamil Nadu Association for the Rights of all Types of Differently Abled and Caregivers had agitated in four cities protesting the difficulties in booking their concession tickets online.