Indian Railways: Most people use trains to go anywhere in the country. If you travel by railway then this news can give you special information. Indian Railways provides many types of facilities to the passengers. In such a situation, Railways has given a big gift to senior citizens. Know what is the latest update in this news.
Facilities provided to senior citizens by Indian Railways
Let us tell you that while giving information in the Parliament, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that Railways runs more than 10 thousand trains every day. Ashwini Vaishnav said that during this period, senior citizens get many types of facilities, about which not everyone knows.
Ashwini Vaishnav gave this information
While giving information in Parliament, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that senior citizens get confirmed lower berths for traveling in trains. There is a separate rule for this in Railways. Also, a woman above 45 years of age does not need to choose any separate option to get a lower berth in the train. Railways automatically provides this facility.
Senior citizens get these facilities in the train
According to the Railways, 6 lower berths are reserved in the sleeper class of the train for senior citizens, female passengers above 45 years of age and pregnant women. Whereas, every 3AC coach has 4 to 5 lower berths reserved and every 2AC coach has 3 to 4 lower berths reserved. According to railway rules, senior citizens can get lower berths even while traveling in the train. However, for this you will have to contact TTE.
Senior citizens can also demand this
Apart from this, wheel chair is available for senior citizens at almost every major station in the country. You can ask for wheel cheer from the station master or station manager if needed. The officer will also provide you the facility of a porter, but you will have to pay for it.
Will senior citizens again get discount in train fare?
The Central Government has made it clear many times that senior citizens will hardly get discount in train fares. The Railway Minister had said in a statement in Parliament that Railways is already giving 55 percent discount on train tickets of every passenger. Charges only 45 percent of the train ticket. In such a situation, there is no official information about when senior citizens will get discount in train fares again.
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