Not many consumers are probably aware that just like the option of giving up LPG subsidy, they also have the option of giving up their rail ticket subsidy. For many months now, those who are under such categories as ‘senior citizen’, that are entitled to concessions in terms of rail fare, have had the option of foregoing it fully or in part while booking a ticket online or at the counter.
The Railways is now working towards launching a nationwide campaign to bring awareness about this option that has been in operation since 2017.
This move was introduced to make people give up the subsidy if they didn’t need it. The aim is to use the money thus generated for the betterment of rail services. Read More
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