New Delhi: The Railways has decided to extend
the free monthly seasonal tickets -- for local travel -- to girl students pursuing professional and vocational courses from July 1.
As per the existing provisions, girl students up to
graduation are eligible for free Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs)
for travel between station serving their school or college to
"It has been decided to extend the existing concession to
girl students who are pursuing professional and vocational
courses which include MBBS, BE, B Tech, BBA and BCA, as
announced by the then Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in
Parliament during discussion on Railway Budget 2011-12," a
senior Railway Ministry official here said.
The concession will be admissible on MSTs purchased on
and after July 1, 2011.