Season tickets facility extended by 10 km


South Central Railway (SCR) has extended the facility of issuing season tickets for a distance up to 160 km between selected pair of stations, up from 150 km, following the latest directive from the Railway Board. The following popular 12 pairs of destinations for issuing season tickets are:

Hyderabad - Warangal 152 km, Malkajgiri - Nizamabad 157 km, Kacheguda - Wanaparthi 159 km, Lingampalli - Kazipet 155 km, Warangal - Madhira 153 kms, Jangaon - Manchiryal 155 km, Chittoor - Rajampeta 156 km, Guntakal - Penukonda 155 km, Srikalahasti - Perambur 159 kms, Yadgiri - Vikarabad 151 km, Raichur - Kurgunta 153 km and Samalkot - Visakhapatnam 151 km.

An official spokesperson informed on Wednesday that season tickets are issued for monthly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly periods. Monthly Season Ticket (MST) fare is highly subsidised fare and is equivalent to approximately 15 times of one way second class ordinary fare. They are permitted to travel in unreserved coaches of both passenger and Mail/Express trains any number of times between specified stations.Except between the above pair of stations mentioned earlier, season tickets can be issued for a maximum distance of 150 km for both suburban and non-suburban section for general passengers as well as students. Quarterly season tickets are charged at 2.7 times of monthly season ticket fare, half yearly tickets at 5.4 times of it and yearly tickets at 10.8 times of monthly season fare.

Passengers buying season tickets should take an identity card on payment of one rupee and it remains valid for seven years. Such ticket holders can carry luggage of 10 kg in 2nd class and are not transferable. SC/ST students are eligible for a 50% discount.

But, season ticket holders are not permitted to travel in reserved coaches and trains governed by distance restrictions. They can travel in unreserved coaches of certain super fast trains wherever permitted, on purchase of supplementary charge ticket. They are also permitted to travel in higher class on payment of difference of fare. These can be purchased and renewed in digital mode i.e., through UTS on mobile APP, he added.

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