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Rail Budget 2013: Martyrs' parents get card passes

Parents of posthumous unmarried recipients of gallantry awards will get the facility of complimentary card pass valid in first class and second AC coaches, Union Minister for Railways Pawan Kumar Bansal today announced in his Budget speech.

 Rail Budget 2013: Martyrs parents get card passes

Union Minister for Railways Pawan Kumar Bansal. PTI

"Our brave and valiant soldiers make immense sacrifices to defend our borders. As a humble token of IR’s gratitude, I have decided to
extend the facility of Complimentary Card Pass valid in 1st Class/2AC to the parents of posthumous unmarried awardees of Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra, President’s Police Medal for Gallantry and Police Medal for Gallantry," Bansal said while annoucing the new initiatives.

"I also wish to announce that police gallantry awardees shall now be granted one complimentary pass every year for travel along with one companion in 2 AC in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains," the minister said.

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Updated Date: Mar 01, 2013 21:17:27 IST