(Last Updated On: July 20, 2016)
Increase in Lower Berth For Senior Citizen Quota
The combined quota earmarked for Senior Citizens; Female passenger 45 years of age and above and Pregnant women in Sleeper, AC-3 tier and 2A classes has been enhanced by 50% and now this quota is six lower berths per coach in Sleeper class and three lower berths per coach in AC 3 tier and AC 2 tier classes. In case of Rajdhani, Duronto and fully Air Conditioned/Express trains, the number of lower berths to be earmarked under this quota in 3 AC class are four per coach as against 3 in normal Mail/Express trains.
This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications and Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 20.07.2016 (Wednesday).