LTA exemption for Delhi to Ladakh travel by taxi

Hello Pankaj, I have travelled along with my family (total 4 members) from Delhi to Ladakh (~1000 Kms) by taxi. I had put the LTA claim of Rs 45K that I spent on travel by Taxi. But the HR is saying that the LTA reimbursement is restricted to equivalent train fare for the longest distance through the shortets route, so only the amount Rs13528 will be reimbursed. My point is there is no direct train route exist between these 2 points, and the nearest railway station to Laddakh is Jammu Tawi, which is about 680 km away from Ladakh. So for a distance of total 1000 kms if there is a train route for just 320kms then whether that still holds to be considered for LTA calculation? In my view it is just equivalent to not having any route by rail, and the air fare should be applied for calculating LTA eligibility as there exist a direct air route also. Please advise.

asked Mar 13 '12 at 11:12 by preeti 1111

In case no public transport system exists on route traveled, An amount equivalent to the air conditioned 1st class rail fares for the distance by the shortest route as if the journey had been performed by rail, or the amount spent, whichever is less would become non taxable.

So you may check 1st class AC train fare on any 1000 kms route in India and that would be non taxable maximum.

answered Mar 14 '12 at 19:17 by Pankaj Batra 5.2k320


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