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Freedom fighters' complimentary pass valid in Duronto trains

PTI  New Delhi, January 28, 2013
First Published: 21:08 IST(28/1/2013) | Last Updated: 21:11 IST(28/1/2013)

Freedom fighters along with their companions will be able to travel in Duronto trains now as Railways has decided to relaxed rules allowing complimentary pass holders to avail the premier train service.
 

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Complimentary passes issued to freedom fighters and their widows are valid in Duronto trains, according to a notification issued by Railways.

CRIS will make necessary modifications in the software accordingly.

Freedom fighters receiving pension from government are issued complimentary passes on life-time basis for free rail travel in First AC and Second AC classes along with one companion in same class in any train including Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains except Kolkata Metro.

However, these passes were not valid in the premier Duronto trains launched in 2010. There are 23 Duronto trains operational so far.

Railways has now decided to that complimentary passes issued to freedom fighters/their widows shall also be valid for travel in 2AC and 3AC in Duronto trains along with companion in same class.


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