Move to check misuse of Rail concession for patients

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Indian_Railway.svgRailways have decided to check misuse of concession tickets by introducing a slew of measures including issuing an I-card to patients eligible for benefit to curb revenue loss.

Cases of misuse of concession facilities meant for patients by unscrupulous elements is not only causing revenue loss but also depriving genuine passengers of the tickets, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Concession meant for cancer patients for whom it is 100 per cent, is being misused by getting doctors’ certificate fraudulently, the official said.

Railways will now verify the genuinity of doctor’s name, registration number and other requirements before issuing a unique identity card which will have an interface with the ticketing system.

Verification system has been strengthened to prevent misuse of concession facilities so that only genuine persons get the benefit, added the official.
The I-card will have a number which can be used for booking e-tickets also.

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