Indian Railways provide special concession in the fares to all classes of Mail/Express/Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi/Duronto group of trains to all the Senior Citizens. For Male Senior Citizens the minimum age is 60 years and for Female Senior Citizens the minimum age is 58 years.
The percentage of concession in the train fare is 40% for senior men citizens and for senior female citizens, it is 50 %.
If Senior Citizen Passengers are unable to walk correctly then they are also provided Wheelchairs at the railway stations.
In all the trains which have reserved accommodation, a combined quota of two lower berths per coach has been earmarked in Sleeper, AC 3 tier and AC 2 tier classes for the following people:
- Senior Citizens
- Pregnant Women
- Female Passengers aged 45 and above
Senior Citizen Concession/Discount
Male and Female Senior Citizens can avail their senior citizen discount on the IRCTC e-Ticketing website while booking their tickets.
In the age box, the senior citizens should provide their correct age and Select “Avail Concession” option under “Option for Senior Citizen Concession” section of Passenger Details form.
Forgo Senior Citizen Discount/Concession
If any Senior Citizen Passenger who wishes to opt out of their senior citizens discount and wants to pay for the full ticket in order to contribute towards Nation’s Development, then they can book their tickets without avail the discount option.
The passengers will then have to pay the full price of the ticket without any discount or concession.
The passengers also get the option to book their tickets with 50% of Senior Citizen Concession/Discount. Passengers can select the “Forgo 50% Concession” option under “Option for Senior Citizen Concession” section of Passenger Details form.