Railways enhances senior citizens quota


Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

The Ministry of Railways has enhanced senior citizens quota in all trains. Accordingly six lower berths per coach in Sleeper class and three lower berths per coach in 3AC and 2AC classes will now be reserved for senior citizens.

It has also been decided that in Rajdhani, Duronto and fully AC Express trains, this quota in 3AC class will be four lower berths per coach as against three lower berths per coach in case of normal Mail/Express trains.

In 2015, the existing quota of two lower berths per coach in Sleeper class was enhanced to four lower berths per coach. The condition of providing this quota only when travelling alone was relaxed and now the facility of booking ticket under this quota is available even when in a single application two passengers are in combination of Senior Citizens/Female Passengers above the age of 45/Pregnant women.

The quota is for following category of passengers when travelling alone senior citizens, female Passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women

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