New Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) Railways has extended the e-ticketing facility to differently abled persons in its bid to accord more convenience to the passengers. Those who are differently-abled such as orthopaedically handicapped, hearing and speech impaired persons, mentally challenged or vision challenged passengers can avail the e-ticketing facility, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
He said such persons who want to avail of e-ticketing facility would have to submit their original handicapped medical certificate along with two copies of recent passport size photographs, photo-identity proof and proof of date of birth in the commercial branch of nearest Divisional Railway Manager's Office.
After due verification of the certificate/documents, they would be issued photo-identity card through which facilities of e-ticketing can be availed for booking of rail tickets. As per the guidelines, the photo-identity card is not transferable and must be used only on journey conducted by the person for which the card was issued, the official said, adding the element of concession shall be as per eligibility criteria based on the type of disability in different types of trains and class of travel.
The concession is admissible to a single escort if eligible on the type of disability, while travelling with the card holder.
The card will eligible for booking of reserved tickets from counters as well as from internet on irctc.co.in. For availing the concession on bookings, the card number shall be mentioned at the time of booking.
The card holder and escort accompanying the card holder must carry their respective photo-identity cards in original during the journey for verification purpose by authorised railway official, he said.