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Rail sop for doctors

New Delhi, Feb. 24 (PTI): The ministry of railways has decided to grant 10 per cent concession on train tickets to allopathic doctors from March 12 to avail their services for needy passengers.

This follows an announcement by railways minister Nitish Kumar on December 2, 2002 in the Lok Sabha.

The ministry has directed the zonal railways to provide 10 per cent concessions on all classes of mail and express trains to doctors with at least MBBS qualification to render medical assistance to needy passengers.

The concessional tickets will be issued on production of an undertaking in the prescribed proforma along with a copy each of the mbbs degree and registration certificate declaring that the doctor concerned carries an emergency medical kit.

Concessions will be admissible in basic mail/express fares of all classes, it said adding that in case of rajdhani, and jan shatabdi group of trains, concessions will be admissible on their all-inclusive fares.

However, concessions will be admissible only on single/return tickets and not on season tickets, circular journey tickets, special trains coaches and on other charges like reservation fee etc.

The rules contained in indian railway conference association (irca) coaching tariff have been amended to this effect, the release added. Pti ja rj 02241901 d

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