[AI] Concession in railways

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Thu May 31 00:51:35 CDT 2007


Dear Rajesh:

I am a frequent traveler between Bangalore and Chennai and during my
travels have used my concessional certificate and have found no hassles
at all with the counter-staff. FYI, I mostly go to the railway counter
in M. G. Road (Unity Building, 23rd floor) in Bangalore where the staff
even allow me to skip the queue to get my tickets very fast.

I have traveled in both sleeper class, third and second AC and have also
traveled in AC chair car during the day using my concession. This is not
only for myself but also for my wife.

There may be problems with staff in some sector/stations, but can we
blame the entire railway for this? I certainly don't deny the point that
that some of them can be insensitive to the extent of being brutal. 

Subramani

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asudani
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Well, even HP quota in sleeper coaches is not always readily allotted to
the
blind, on the contention that it stands for "handicapped quota" and
handicapped stands for "orthopedically disabled" and not for "blind".
However, when fed into the system, it readily allots it the blind: with
or
without escort.

Same is the case with "handicapped higher class concession" as the
railways
calls it, which is fifty percent concession in first and second AC. It
is
refused by rank and file, on precisely the same ground as above, and
accepted by system when fed. But, at times, they don't take the trouble
of
feeding it into the system.

Railways is requested to rectify these and other semantic ambiguities.

Maybe, I wonder, we should prepare a consolidated petition for each
sector
and follow it up with respective authorities by our collective strength.

Each sector may be assigned to each willing and able volunteer from
amongst
us.

Rajesh


----- Original Message -----
From: "Amritpal Singh" <amritpal22 at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2007 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Concession in railways


> Why we are not allowed concession in even
>  Jan Shatabdi trains? I don't know about Gareeb Raths. Moreover, the
special
> handicapped   coaches which have been attached to some trains are
really
> being used by handicapped persons? Once I traveled in such a coach and
it
> was a very unpleasant experience. I was the only handicapped person in
that
> coach and coach was crowded  with normal persons. Even if a
handicapped
> person wanted to board the train, it was very difficult for him to
take
that
> coach. It should be ensured that only handicapped persons should be
allowed
> to take advantage of these  coaches. They say that you can't get your
seats
> reserved in that particular coach. I fail to understand, why.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dinesh Kaushal" <dineshkaushal at hotmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 9:23 AM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Concession in railways
>
>
> > They can do the same as they check the proof of identity during
checking
> the
> > ticket, and in case of seneor citizons also, document are varified
during
> > ticket checking.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> > [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of
Vetrivel
> > Murugan, Adhimoolam
> > Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 11:14 PM
> > To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> > Subject: Re: [AI] Concession in railways
> >
> > That's correct, but the railway authorities can use verification
process
> as
> > a scapegoat to justify their negligents. One way to encounter it
would
> > be:concession  forms can bear a bar code which is unique to each
> > individuals.  He/she could use the bar code while booking the ticket
to
> show
> > the original identity. It can of course be verified at the time of
> checking.
> >
> > Vetri.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dinesh Kaushal" <dineshkaushal at hotmail.com>
> > To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> > Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 6:16 AM
> > Subject: Re: [AI] Concession in railways
> >
> >
> > I am sure it would be in your list, but for the sake of completion,
the
> > question is that when would people with disability be able to avail
> > disability consession in online bookings?
> >
> > Since consessional booking is already available for some categories,
it
> > should not be very hard for railways to implement it.
> >
> > Regards
> > Dinesh
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> > [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Pranay
> Gadodia
> > Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 2:00 PM
> > To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> > Subject: [AI] Concession in railways
> >
> > Hi friends,
> > i believe many of you know about our weekly radio show Eyeway Yeh
Hai
> Roshni
> > Ka Karawan.
> >
> > In the show, we have an advice section, where in we call up expert /
> > experienced people to have their advice on issues related to eye and
> > blindness. We plan to call somebody from our railways to answer
questions
> > about the fare concession allowed to blind people. This topic is
important
> > for all of us, as many of us has been facing problems while availing
this
> > facility.
> >
> > So would like to know by monday 28th May 2007, what questions you
would
> like
> > to ask on this topic. Or you may share the problems faced by you or
any
> > suggestion you have to make to the railways in this regard.
> >
> > We have framed a few questions but let us have your thoughts as well
so
> that
> > it can be dealt with more comprehensively. You can also write to me
> offlist
> > on pranay at eyeway.org.
> >
> > best,
> >
> > Pranay Gadodia,
> > Project Eyeway - A comprehensive information helpdesk on eye &
blindness
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