More free rail travel for Arjuna awardees

Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:30 administrator

Free rail travel facility to Arjuna awardee sportspersons extended to Rajdhani and Shatabdi Trains.


The Ministry of Railways has decided that the Complimentary Card Passes issued to sportspersons who are Arjuna awardees shall now be valid for travel in 1st Class/2nd AC in Rajdhani trains and Chair Car (CC) in Shatabdi trains also.

The said Card Pass entitles them lifelong free travel for self only. In addition, the Arjuna awardee sportsperson is entitled to facility of a companion in the same class on attaining the age of 65 years.

As per extant policy, Ministry of Railways provides 1st Class/2nd AC Complimentary Card Passes to meritorious sportspersons who are Arjuna awardees, Olympic medalists, gold medalists in Asian or Commonwealth Games or Dronacharya awardees.