120 INSTITUTIONS ENROLLED IN STUDENT CONCESSION SYSTEM OF METRO RAILWAY
2948 STUDENTS AVAILS METRO SMART CARDS SINCE 1ST APRIL 2022
For the benefit of the students, Metro Railway has been giving concessions to the students of recognized schools (of West Bengal Board, CBSE, ICSE) and ITI students. Metro has been giving concessions to students upto 10+2 or equivalent level, since 2009 as per the stipulated rule (Railway Board’s Commercial Circular No.29 of dated 24.07.2009) in which students get 60% concessions.
Students of 120 recognized schools (West Bengal Board, CBSE and ICSE) and ITIs in and around Kolkata have been getting these concessions regularly. Any school/institution willing to avail this concession is required to apply first to Metro Railway Authority for enrolment. once they are enrolled after fulfilling the criteria as per the rule, they are given concession books to distribute the concession forms to their registered students.
Since January, 2022 ,42 recognized schools and ITIs have been given 58 concession books (each having 100 concession forms) to enable their students to avail concessions in Metro following stipulated procedure. Since last January, 2847 Student Smart Cards have been recharged and 2280 new Student Smart Cards have been issued till date. From 1st April to 31st October, 2022 , 2948 students have used Metro’s Student Smart Cards for going to their institutions/schools.