Sub: Permission for break journey and longer route in Special Passes issued on medical grounds.

Ref: Board’s letter No. E(W)95/PS5-1/33 dated 06.01.2000

The issue regarding permitting of break journey/longer route in the Special Passes being granted on medical grounds has been under consideration with reference to a query from the Northern Railway. In terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter cited under reference, Special Passes issued on medical grounds already stand validated for travel in Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express Trains.

However, it has been observed that in the absence of permission for break journey and longer route, the beneficiaries are finding it difficult to avail the facility for reaching the referral hospital within the shortest possible time. Hence, with the approval of Competent Authority, it has been decided to permit break journey and longer route, as applicable in Privilege Passes, also in the Special passes issued on medical grounds, provided the destination can be reached quickly. The Railways and Pus may take necessary action accordingly.

  1. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.