Senior Citizen Train Fare Concession: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has once again asked the government to reconsider the decision regarding concessions to senior citizen passengers. Let us know about it in detail.
Indian Railways used to give 40 per cent concession in fare to men who were 60 years or more and 50 per cent concession was given to women if the minimum age was 58 years. Now once again the senior citizens have been urged to restart the concession.
Indian Railways: A parliamentary committee has urged the Ministry of Railways to sympathetically consider restoring the concession given to senior citizens during train travel and re-introduce concession to senior citizens in sleeper class and 3A class. This has been said in the report of the Standing Committee of the Parliament on the Ministry of Railways headed by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Radha Mohan Singh.
Railway used to give exemption: Let us tell you, this report was presented in both the Houses of Parliament on Monday. According to the report, the committee noted that the Indian Railways used to give 40 per cent concession in fare to men who were 60 years or more and 50 per cent concession to women when the minimum age was 58 years. This discount was given for all classes in Mail/Express/Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto group trains.
Exemption was withdrawn in the Corona era: The report said that the Ministry started the initiative “Senior Citizens Leave Concession” and gave the option to senior citizens who want to contribute to the national development, without exemption Tickets can be booked. As per reports, the exemption option for senior citizens was withdrawn on 20 March 2020 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Relief urged again: The report states that the committee finds that the Covid restrictions are now over and the Railways have achieved normal growth. The committee said that it urges the ministry to sympathetically consider and reintroduce the relaxation given to senior citizens in sleeper class and 3A class.