Instructions have been issued vide Board’s letter No. TCII/2910/06/Garib Rath dated 28-09-2006 [Commercial Circular No. 77 of 2006] regarding the basic fare structure and classes of travel available on Garib Rath Express trains. The question of validity of Privilege Passes/PTOs and other passes for traveling in Garib Rath Express trains has been considered by Board and it has been decided that:
[i] All Passes/PTOs valid for travel in 1st Class A/AC-2/AC-3/Chair Car issued to Railway Servants /Retired Railway Servants /Individuals under Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 will be valid for travel in Garib Rath Express trains. However facility of attendant will not be permitted on these trains.
[ii] Complimentary Card Passes issued to Freedom Fighters, Gallantry Awardees, Arjuna Awardees and other categories of Awardees based on instructions issued from time to time which are valid for travel in AC-3 tier will be valid for travel in Garib Rath Express trains.
[iii] The facility of rail travel being provided to Members of Parliament, Ex-MPs under Salary Allowances & Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 for which debits are raised on the Lok Sabha /Rajya Sabha Secretariat will also be extended to Garib Rath Express trains.
[iv] Except for categories indicated at [i] & [ii] above, the element of reservation fee, superfast surcharge and safety surcharge as indicated in Commercial Circular No.77 of 2006 will be included in the reimbursement claim.
2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.