Indian Railways: Discounts for senior citizens - Check details
To avail this discount, senior citizens need to prove that he/she is a senior citizen through a valid ID proof, while going on a journey through Indian Railways.
In order to give more respect to senior citizens of the country, Indian Railways provides them discounts on the train ticket fares. To avail this discount, senior citizens need to prove that he/she is a senior citizen through a valid ID proof, while going on a journey through the national transporter.
Women get more discount than men
Yes!, you will be surprised to know that men should be 60 years old and women should have completed 58 years to avail the benefits offered by the Railways. Male passengers are given 40 per cent on discount as senior citizens while women passengers get 50 per cent concession in the ticket fares.
These trains provide discounts
This discount is facilitated to senior citizens in all trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Mail and Express. If a senior citizen does not want to avail this facility, he/she can also refuse to take advantage of this benefit.
This is how you can avail the benefit
Senior citizens can take a discount in train ticket fare in two ways. They should select senior citizens option while filling up the form for reservation by visiting the Senior Citizen's ticket counter. While booking tickets, they will have to keep a certificate of their age. The other way is through online booking, Prior to booking the ticket online, you will be asked whether you want any kind of rebate. You have to choose the option while booking your ticket. When you are asked which category you want an exemption, you should choose the option of being a senior citizen.