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Concessions

The Government of India as well as the State Governments and Corporations offer a wide variety of concessions and facilities to the visually impaired and they as follows:

  • The government has granted a 75% concession by way of travel fare in second-class and first class rail coaches. Additionally, every blind individual is escorted in the long distance rail travel.

  • Railway concessions for two tiers and three tiers A.C. coach as well as for the A.C. first class coach, excluding Luxury Trains.

  • Concessions offered by various authorities for travel on local buses.

  • 50% Concessions for Air Travel on domestic flights of Indian Airlines.

  • 50% Rebate on the telephone rentals.

  • Time concessions offered by certain Universities in Examinations.

  • Various tax benefits.

  • Postal concessions.