According to the information provided by the Railways, the railways stopped the special concession for senior citizens in March 2020. But it will not be launched again.
New Delhi: Indian Railways offers special discounts for senior citizens on various express train tickets. A couple of years ago, the railways stopped the concession for senior citizens. Railways will no longer give special concessions to senior citizens. Recently this has been clarified by the railways. According to the information provided by the Railways, the railways stopped the special concession for senior citizens in March 2020. But it will not be launched again. Railways said that in 2019-20, the railways incurred a revenue loss of Tk 1,667 crore for giving concessions to senior citizens.
Railways operates different types of train services like Garib Rath, Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Durant, Vande Bharat, Gatiman, Tejas, Humsafar, Mail/Express, General Yatri etc. Also, various categories of coaches like First AC, Second AC, Third AC, AC Chair Car, Sleeper Class, Second Class Reserved/Unreserved etc. are available for the use of passengers including senior citizens at various fares, where you choose the fare of your choice. . Can travel accordingly.
What facilities are the railways offering to senior citizens?
Lower berths are provided to senior citizens traveling in trains. For this, senior citizen female passengers aged 45 years and above are automatically allotted lower berths. Besides, a combined quota of six to seven lower berths per coach is being kept in the sleeper class. In Tier 3 (3AC) four to five lower berths are reserved in each coach.
On the other hand, three to four lower berths per coach in AC 2 tier (2 AC) class (depending on the number of coaches of that class in the train) for senior citizens, women passengers aged 45 years and above and pregnant women. Passengers with disabilities (PWD), pregnant women who are allotted upper, middle berths by the system, are allotted lower berths which are vacated by train ticket checking staff.