Disabled passengers can now book rail tickets online at cheap rates
The Southern Railways has introduced online booking of tickets at cheaper rates for the disabled people. It means a disabled person and his partner can book tickets through the IRCTC website using the disabled ID card number provided by the Southern Railway.
Four lower berths in sleeper class are reserved under the disabled quota in every train. If the four berths are availed of, disabled passengers have to go to the ticket counters to avail of the concession.
The disabled passengers are allowed for 75% concession on train ticket prices in sleeper, first class chair car and AC three tier. The concession rate will be 50% in 2A and 1A. The hearing and speech impaired can avail of concessions of 50% on the ticket prices in all classes in Southern Railway zone.