Indian Railway News: Railways has given a big gift to senior citizens. In which along with the fare waiver, they will also get these free facilities. Most people are not aware of it. So let us know what facilities the elderly get for free.
New Delhi: Railways has been giving many updates from time to time to those traveling by train. Now Railways (Railway news) has given very good news to the senior citizens (Senior Citizen Train Ticket). If you are also a senior citizen and travel by train, then now you are going to get many facilities from the Railways.
Railway Minister gave this information in Parliament
Railways has given information in the Parliament that the department runs more than 10,000 trains every day and in these, senior citizens of the country get many types of facilities. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had given great information in the Lok Sabha about the facilities available to senior citizens, about which not everyone is aware.
Ashwini Vaishnav gave information
Giving information, Ashwini Vaishnav said that senior citizens are getting the facility of confirmed lower berth in the train. There is a separate provision for this in the Railways. Let us tell you that a female passenger above 45 years of age will not have to select any option for lower berth. These passengers will automatically get lower berths from the Railways.
Pregnant women also get this facility
According to the information received from the Railways, 6 lower berths are reserved in the sleeper category for senior citizens, women above 45 years of age and pregnant women. Along with this, four to five lower berths have been fixed in each coach in 3AC, three to four lower berths in each coach in 2AC.
Railway Minister spoke on train ticket discount
He said that apart from this, a provision has also been made by the onboard ticket checking staff to give upper berths to senior citizens, disabled persons and women who have been given upper berths in the system, if any lower berth is vacant in the train.
Who got how much discount?
According to the report released by the Railways, earlier the Railways used to give 40 percent discount in fares to men aged 60 years and above. At the same time, if we talk about the relaxation given to women, then these people used to get 50 percent relaxation from the age of 58 years. Let us tell you that this discount is given in all types of trains including Mail, Express, Rajdhani.