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100% concession for cancer patients in 3-AC, sleeper coaches

The Railway Ministry on tuesday said cancer patients can now avail 100 per cent concession in third-AC and sleeper class coaches.



New Delhi: The Railway Ministry on tuesday said
cancer patients can now avail 100 per cent concession in
third-AC and sleeper class coaches.

The concession for cancer patients has been enhanced from
existing 75 per cent to 100 per cent, Railway officials said.
"The concession for escorts (of cancer patients) in 3-AC
and sleeper coaches remains unchanged at 75 per cent. The
change has become effective from April 20, 2010," they said.

Cancer patients and their escorts are given concession in
Railway fares for going to and returning from recognised
hospitals for treatment and periodic check-up.
"100 per cent concession to cancer patients is admissible
only in the basic fares of Mail/Express trains and all other
charges will be realised in full," they said adding,
concession in other categories -- second or first class AC
Chair Car and 2-AC or 1-AC -- remains unchanged at 75 per cent
and 50 per cent, respectively.

The concession will be given to patients who have
purchased tickets on or after April 20, they said.

PTI

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