In response to the PIL filed by Dr. Mohamed Khader Meeran, a native of Trichy, The Madras High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Ministry of Railways and the Railway Board online booking facility for concessional tickets in the official website of IRCTC.
A division bench of Justice Subbaiah and Justice Krishnan Ramaswamy has asked the Railway Board and the Central Government to respond within four weeks.
The petition argued that announcing a special concession for the patients and not providing the facility for availing concession is not fair.
The patients suffering from Kidney or Heart diseases are at most risk if they visit reservation counter to avail concession during this Corona pandemic. Hence, the IRCTC website needs to be changed accordingly so that the people can avail concession on online reservation.
By Anushka Saxena