Increased Railway concession for senior citizens
If you have ever felt bad about getting old or greying hairline, now is the time to be happier.
Yes, the railway Ministry has decided to increase the benefits available to Senior citizens. Presently Persons of minimum 60 years of are eligible for concession in the basic fares of Mail/Express trains and all inclusive fares of Rajdhani / Shatabdi /Jan Shatabdi trains. The element of concession is 30% for men senior citizens and 50% for women senior citizens.
However now the Ministry of Railways has decided to reduce the minimum age for availing concession from 60 years to 58 years in case for women senior citizens. However, the element of concession for women will continue to remain at 50%. It has also been decided to increase the element of concession in case of men senior citizens from 30% to 40%. The minimum age will, however, continue to be 60 years in case of men.
This concession will be admissible on tickets purchased on and after 01.06.2011. In case of tickets already issued for travel on & after 01.06.2011, refund of difference of fares will not be admissible.
These concessions have been notified vide Railway Board’s Commercial circular No. 18/2011 dated 13.02.2011