Indian Railway changed the life time free rail travel rule for Freedom Fighters and their widows receiving pension from Central revenues under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme of the Government of India to travel over all India by train. Ministry of Railway decided that the 1st Class and 2nd AC Complimentary Card Passes issued shall be valid for travel by 2 Tier AC and III Tier AC classes in Duronto Express Trains along with 1 companion in the same class in addition to the facility of rail travel already existed.

Earlier the free rail for the Freedom fighters and their widows were issued with Complimentary Card Passes on life time basis for free rail travel over all Indian Railways, except Metro Railway, Kolkata,in First Class and II Tier AC Class along with one companion in the same class by any train including Rajdhani or Shatabdi or Jan Shatabdi Express trains.

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