The railways has decided to offer the unitilised berths under the ladies quota first to women passengers on the waiting list and then to senior citizens.
Ministry of Railways has decided to grant concession only to senior citizens of Indian Nationality, permanently residing in India.
The combined quota earmarked for Senior Citizens; Female passenger 45 years of age and above and Pregnant women.
The Indian Railway has now given senior citizens the option of foregoing concession on purchase of reserved class tickets.
Tto enhance Senior Citizen lower berth quota to six lower berths per coach in Sleeper class and three lower berths per coach in 3AC and 2AC classes.
The quota of lower berths has been increased for senior citizens and women.
IRCTC announces a special Mahasivarathri yatra for senior citizens to Nava Jyothirlinga from March 1 to 13.
Passengers misusing both senior citizen “quota” and senior citizen “concession” will be treated as travelling without ticket.
Senior Citizen Quota – Sleeper class has been enhanced to four lower berths per coach instead of two lower berths per coach.