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Steps to curb misuse ofIzzat season tickets


MANGALORE: Indian railways has revised procedures to prevent the misuse of the Izzat season ticket scheme. Izzat season tickets came into effect from August 1, 2009. Under the scheme, uniformly priced monthly season tickets priced at Rs 25 inclusive of all surcharges are issued up to a distance of 100 kilometres to persons working in the unorganized sector with a monthly income not exceeding Rs 1500.

While the scheme is becoming popular, it has been noticed that persons who are not eligible have been misusing the facilities resulting in loss of revenue for the railways. According to the revised procedure, a photo identity card should be submitted while purchasing and renewal of Izzat monthly season tickets, or those with an original income certificate certified by district magistrate, sitting MP of Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha or on recommendations of Union minister can be eligible for the ticket.
Applicants may produce BPL cards issued by the state government to the head of the family and not for any other family members or on any other certificate issued by the central government. While travelling, all Izzat monthly season ticket holders should carry an original/attested copy of their income certificate along with the Izzat season ticket and produced when demanded by railway authorities.

Source - TIMES OF INDIA

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