Indian Railways: Railways provides many facilities to senior citizens. As such they are given priority for the lower berth. But many times they do not get the lower berth. Let us know how you will get a confirmed ticket.
Indian Railways: There is news of work for railway passengers. Senior citizens are given priority of lower berth while traveling by train. But it doesn’t happen every time. Many a times, despite requesting for priority to the lower berth for senior citizens during ticket booking, they do not get the lower berth. This causes problems for senior citizens. But now you do not need to worry, Railways has told how you can get a lower berth.
Senior citizens will get lower berth
In fact, a few days ago on Twitter, a passenger has asked this question to the Indian Railways and said that why is it so, it should be corrected. The passenger has written tagging Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav that what is the logic of running the seat allotment, I had booked tickets for three senior citizens with lower berth preference, then 102 berths were available, despite that they were given middle berth, Upper berth and side lower berth were given. You should repair it.
What was the reply of IRCTC?
IRCTC has given its clarification on Twitter on this question of the passenger. IRCTC replied that- Sir, Lower berths/Senior Citizen quota berths are the lower berths earmarked only for women aged 60 years and above, 45 years and above, when they are single or two passengers (travelling on a single ticket). under the norms). IRCTC further said that if there are more than two senior citizens or one is a senior citizen and the other is not a senior citizen, the system will not consider it.
Concessional tickets were also suspended
Let us tell you that Indian Railways had suspended concessional tickets for several categories of people, including senior citizens, in 2020 to discourage non-essential travel in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Railways also said that concessions for senior citizens have been withdrawn as the risk of spread and mortality due to the COVID-19 virus is highest in that category.
In view of the ongoing health advisory regarding COVID-19 and discouraging passengers from undertaking non-essential travel, it has been decided as a special case to have no concessional Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) and passenger reservation for all classes. System (PRS) is not a ticket.