Indian Railways: Senior citizens will get railway tickets at discounted rates

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New Delhi : Indian Railways News: Senior citizens were getting exemption in rail travel for years. But the Ministry of Railways withdrew this exemption, citing the lock down after the corona infection. Now the Railway Minister has given information about the concession in fare.

Senior citizens will get concession in rent?

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has at present no proposal to restore the exemption or concessions given to certain categories of people in ticket fare. The Railway Minister said that in view of Kovid, the concession given for all categories of passengers has been withdrawn. And as of now there is no thought of restoring it back.

Exemption taken back in Corona period

Lockdown was imposed across the country due to Corona epidemic. Just before this, the exemption given in rail fare was withdrawn from March 20, 2020 till further orders. However, four categories of persons with disabilities, 11 categories of patients and students are still getting exemption.

How much discount did senior citizens get?

Significantly, in all trains of Indian Railways, senior citizens used to get a concession of up to 50 percent on the first tickets of Corona. Let us tell you that men above the age of 60 and women above the age of 58 years are kept in the category of senior citizens in the Railways. Before the Corona period, in all Mail Express trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, men were given 40 percent discount on base fare and women 50 percent in base fare.

 

 

 

 

Source:livemint

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