Travel Distance Extended from 100 kms to 150 kms under Izzat Scheme

As announced by Minister of Railways in Budget Speech for 2012-13, the Ministry of Railways has decided to extend the travel distance from l00 kilometres to 150 kilometres under IZZAT scheme. There will be no change in other terms and conditions. This extension of travel distance from 100 kms to 150 kms will be

admissible on IZZAT Monthly Season Tickets (MST) purchased on and after June 1, 2012. In case of MSTs already issued before June 1, 2012, this extension of travel distance will not be admissible.

IZZAT, a new scheme of uniformly priced MST was introduced with effect from 1.8.2009 at Rs. 25/- inclusive of all surcharges issued up to distance of 100 Kms to persons working in unorganised sector with monthly income not exceeding Rs. 1500/-. This distance has now been increased to 150 km.

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