Indian Railways provide
the online concessional fare ticket booking facility to senior citizens,
physically challenged and accredited press correspondents. Further
expansion to include remaining categories eligible for concession in
rail fare for online ticket booking facility is a continuous and ongoing
With a view to promoting online booking of tickets and payment through
digital modes, service charge on e-ticket which was `20/- for Sleeper
(SL) & Reserved Second Class (2S) and `40/- for all other classes has
now been withdrawn for the tickets booked from 23.11.2016 to 31.03.2017.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of
State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in
Lok Sabha on 29.03.2017 (Wednesday).