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Running of Holiday Trains – Facilities of Passes

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During marriage/holiday season, the Railway runs special trains on the name of holiday trains. Fares of these trains are decided on the pattern of Mail/Express Train with some charges in addition. But even after that, the fares realized are less than the fares of the Duranto and Rajdhani. These trains are also not treated as Premium Trains. Therefore, Railway Staff must be allowed to travel in these trains availing the facility of Passes/ PTOs……

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No.AIRF/86                                                                         Dated: April 4, 2016

 

The Secretary(E),

Railway Board,

New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Running of Holiday Trains – Facilities of Passes

During marriage/holiday season, the Railway runs special trains on the name of holiday trains. Fares of these trains are decided on the pattern of Mail/Express Train with some charges in addition. But even after that, the fares realized are less than the fares of the Duranto and Rajdhani. These trains are also not treated as Premium Trains. Therefore, Railway Staff must be allowed to travel in these trains availing the facility of Passes/ PTOs.

Para 8 of the Commercial Circular No.30 of 2015, issued under Board’s circular No.2014/TG-I/20PM dated 21.05.2015, might be the reason of this. This para might be wrongly interpreted because reservation on the Passes of Railway Staff cannot be treated as Concessional Booking. Therefore, there is an urgent need to make necessary modification in the software of the PRS System.

The Board are, therefore, requested to make necessary modification in the PRS System, so that, Railway Staff may be allowed to travel in these trains; availing the facility of Passes/PTOs.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

GS-Sign

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