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Special Services for Senior citizens and Lady passengers

Indian railway considers senior citizen as someone special and treats them accordingly. First of all fare concessions are given to them. One needs to be above the age of sixty to be eligible for fare concession. 30 percent of fare is subsidized for male senior citizens while female senior citizens are given 50 percent concession in basic fare. Remember no concession is granted by Ticket checking staff on board a train and hence fare concession should not be demanded by any senior citizen. Whatever fare concession is granted is at the booking counter. If they purchase advance reservation ticket they are eligible for fare concession. If they purchase a second class ordinary ticket availing the concession and present the same for instant reservation they will be treated as general passenger and charged accordingly.

While allocating berths the software is so made to take into account the age of a passenger and if one is found to have crossed 60 years, a lower berth is automatically allotted. But that is subject to availability of lower berths. Similarly, two lower berths in every coach of a particular train are earmarked as Senior citizen Quota. These berths are available for pregnant lady, lady above 45 years of age or senior citizens. This is made to ensure hassle free travel as climbing onto an upper or middle berth is not suitable for these categories of passengers.

In one sleeper coach of a train six berths are earmarked for lady passengers and the quota is known as lady’s Quota. A lady or a group of ladies is allotted such berths to ensure their hassle free travel.

All these measures are made to respect lady and senior citizens travelling in Indian railways. At the time of purchasing tickets such quotas can be accessed by them.

In almost all trains a special bogie is attached for lady passengers. No male travelers are allowed to travel in such bogie. Recently, railway minister Mamata Banerjee has started a series of suburban trains known as Lady’s special to honour them and ensure their hassle free travelling.


hellow my self pushpinder singh im workng in a Club as a Manager i would like to knoew wats new offer in train discount for lady 60+(my mom. i wanna to book the ticket plz le me know now hw much discount railways authourities offer to the senior citizen ladies . plz get e reply as soon as possible \Regards Pushpinder singh

In case of female passengers the discount is 50% of the base fare and in case of male it is 30% of the base fare.

Is there any facility for Pregnent lady to traval thro' Local Indian Train (Mumbai)in handicap campartment as rush in this campartment is lesser.plz get e reply as soon as possible. thnx

yes there is a quota as " SS" quota. u can get the ticket from the manually booking ticket but through internet this facility is not available by railway so that their agents make good money and poor customer is deprived of the banifits !

My mother having british passport married to my father holding indian passport & staying india having visa for 5 yrs renewable intervally.can u plz advice as can she have a benefit of senior citizen while booking the ticket ? advice plz.

hello my mother is 50yrs old. i would like to know wats new offer in train concession for lady ?

While booking through internet there is three quota... General, Ladies and Tatkal. Now if my wife aged 48 wants to travel alone . There is a provision for SS quota also but that option is not available on internet. How do i book the ticket under SS quota ? Thanks Dipesh Sheth from Ahmedabad

whether instruction for female travelers of 58 years sr. citizens, as announced in the budget, have been implemented ? If not when will this be implemented ?

Pls let me know my eligibility for concession as I am 59 years will complete 60 yrs. on 12-7-2012. I have been travelling on western railway for the past more than 28 years so I want to know how much concession I am eligible at this age. I travel by 1st class. I live in Vasai and go return to Virar - Churghgate daily. I work in Mumbai at Fort. Please let me know by email as I got to renew my pass on 2/12/2011 and I wish to avail of whatever eligibility I am due for. Thank you.

I am a senior citizen age 71 yrS.i travel from Borivali to churchgate by local train in Mumbai. i find there is separate compartment in each local for hadicapped persons.Because of my age I am more handicaped than many of the handicaped ones But I can not get eligible for travel in this coach. There are 7 seats earmarked for senior citizen in two compartment;one in the front and other in the reasr coach.People who travel in locals of Mumbai know pretty well how much rush is there in locals.I just can not avail this reservation quota since getting into the train for people like me is practically impossible So this reservation fall far short of its purpose. I suggest this allocation be made in the handicapped compartment itself.If so desired the age limit for this quota be increased to 70 years.Senior citizen can then avail the facility

I Sr.citizen smt. Kanak Mazumdar, 7th May'2013 up Duronto Express travels but my seat middle beath please solve this matter. Kanak Mazumdar, B-9/206,Kalyani,Nadia 9331843424

my mother is 80 she is unable to board or land because of her knee problem. is there any help for her for example train timming can be delay for 3 mnutes

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