Indian Railways provides all classes of Mail/Express/Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi/Duronto group of trains to all Senior Citizens with special tariff concessions.
For male senior citizens, the minimum age is 60 years, and the minimum age is 58 years for female senior citizens.
The train fare concession rate is 40 percent for senior male citizens and 50 percent for senior female citizens.
If Senior Citizen passengers are unable to walk properly, Wheelchairs at the railway stations are also provided.
As a rule, reserved accommodation for all trains has been set aside for two berths per coach in Sleeper, AC 3 tier and AC 2 tier classes for the following:
- Pregnant Women
- Female Passengers aged 45 and above
- Senior Citizens
Senior Citizen Concession/Discount
While booking their tickets, male and female senior citizens can avail their senior citizen discount on the IRCTC e-Ticketing website.
Senior citizens should include their correct age in the age box and click the “Avail Concession” option under the Passenger Information section of “Option for Senior Citizen Concession.”
Senior Citizen Discount/Concession
If any senior citizen passenger wishes to get off the discount and pay for the full ticket to contribute towards national development, they can book their tickets without paying the discounted price.
In such a case senior citizen passengers will have to pay the full ticket price without any discount or concession.
The passengers also get the option to buy senior citizen tickets for 50% off. Passengers can request a reduced fare under “Option for Senior Citizen Concession” on Passenger Details form.