Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Validity of Duty Passes for travel in Duronto Express

R.B.E No. 37/ 2012
                                                      GOVERNMENT OF        INDIA     MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS  (RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(W)2009 PS 5-1/30                  New Delhi, dated 21 March 2012

Sub:   Validity of Duty Passes for travel in Duronto Express
Ref.:   Railway Board letter No.TC-II/2910/09/Duronto Train dated
30-9-2009 (Commercial Circular No.53 of 2009)

Instructions have been issued vide Board's letter No. TC-II/2910/09/Duronto Train dated 30-9-2009 (Commercial Circular No.53 of 2009) regarding the basic fare structure and classes of travel available on Duronto Express Trains. With a view to facilitate inspection of these tains, the issue to allow 'Duty Passes' on Duronto Express Trains was under consideration in Board's Office.
2.           After careful consideration, it has been decided to allow railway officials to travel in Duronto Express Trains while travelling ON DUTY only subject to the following :
(i)        The entitlement of Railway officer/staff to travel in Duronto
Express trains will be same as that In case of Rajdhani Express trains with the only exception that the highest class in which they can travel in these trains will be 2 AC and not 1 AC.
(ii)       The maximum number of berths/seats which can be booked in
a train per trip will be as under:

II AC                                   4 berths
III AC                                  6 berths
AC. Chair Car                    6 seats

(iii)      At the time of booking tickets against this quota, only wait
listed ticket will be issued and the berths will be confirmed at the time of release of Emergency Quota, on receipt of request keeping in view the inter-se seniority of officers/urgency of travel etc.



(iv)       At the time of preparation of reservation charts, the unutilized
accommodation earmarked for this purpose shall get released to RAC/Wait-listed passengers.

(v)        The accommodation to be earmarked for onboard ticket
checking staff manning the train will be on the pattern of Rajdhani Express trains.

(vi)       CTC Squad of Railway Board and CCMs' Squad of zonal
Railways and staff of Vigilance Department can conduct surprise checks in these trains on the authority of duty pass without advance reservation.

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

4.           Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

(Sanjay Manocha)                                                              (N.C.Jain)
Dy. Director Traffic Commercial(General)                      Dy. Director Estt. (Welfare)
Railway Board                                                                                         Railway Board

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