New Delhi: The Ministry for Railway on Tuesday announced that it has extended the free monthly season tickets for rail travel to girls pursuing professional/vocational courses up to graduation.
As per the existing provisions, girl students up to Graduation level are eligible for free Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) for travel between stations serving their school/college to residence.
As announced by the Railway Minister during discussion on Railway Budget 2011-12, it has been decided to extend the above mentioned concession to girl students who are pursuing professional/vocational courses also up to the level of graduation.
This will include courses like MBBS, BE, B Tech, BBA, BCA etc.
There will be no change in other terms and conditions, including the eligibility/entitlement of free MSTs to boy students.
This concession will be admissible on MSTs purchased on and after July 1, 2011.(INN)