62. Free Travel Concession to the Disabled Persons in State Owned Transport Corporation Buses

 

1.

 

Gist of the Scheme

i)       All   Visually    impaired    persons    are    given     travel concession to travel up to 100 Kms. to and fro  without
any condition and free of cost
ii)      Free of cost Travel  concession  is  allowed  to  Mentally  Retarded persons to travel with one escort.  There is no income ceiling for Mentally Retarded persons to avail this facility.
iii)     The  Speech  and  Hearing  impaired  and  Locomotor
Differently Abled persons are given travel concession free of cost  up to 100 Kms to go to schools / colleges / hospitals / training centres / work spot from their residence and return.  There is no income ceiling.

iv)      The  Visually  impaired  /  Orthopaedically  Differently Abled persons are permitted to travel in State Express Buses once in a year to go to their native places and return.

In   addition   to   the   above   concession,   all   categories   of Differently Abled persons are permitted to travel throughout the State by paying 25% of the cost of the ticket and thereby availing 75% of the cost of the ticket as concession without any restriction on number of trips.

 

2.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

i)    Should be a Differently Abled person.
Certificate  should  be  produced  from  the  recognised educational institution / Training centre.

 

3.

 

Whether form of application is prescribed

 

Yes.   Applications   are   available   with   concerned   District
Differently Abled Welfare Officer.

4.

Certificates to be furnished

i)       National Identity Card for Differently Abled,
ii)      Certificate  from  educational  institution,  (except  for
Blind)
iii)         Bonafide   Certificate   from   concerned   authority   / Employer.

 

5.

Officer to whom the application is to be submitted

District Differently Abled Welfare Officer

 

6.

 

Grievances if any to be addressed to

Principal Secretary / State Commissioner for the Differently
Abled,
State Resource cum Training Centre Campus, Jawaharlal Nehru Inner Ring Road,
K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600 078. Ph: 044-24719947 / 48 /
District Collector / Managing Director of the Metropolitan / State Transport Corporation.