Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Izzat monthly season tickets priced Rs.25 for those working in the unorganised sector, with monthly income up to Rs.1,500 and travelling up to 100 km, will be issued from August 1. The scheme was announced by Union Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee in the railway budget. According to the railways, the uniformly priced season tickets will be issued on production of income certificate of the applicant.

The income certificate will be valid for two years. The season ticket will be issued by the station master/ booking office on receipt of the photocopy of the income certificate.

The District Magistrate and the Lok Sabha MPs can issue the income certificate for those in his/her constituency. The Union Minister can recommend to the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) to issue the Izzat season ticket for any person anywhere. Sitting MPs of the Rajya Sabha can also recommend to the DRM to issue the ticket. The DRM will authorise the station manager/ station master to issue the season ticket.

According to the railways, the DRM has also been authorised under exceptional circumstances to issue the income certificate.