Business News Desk, There is great news for the passengers traveling in Indian Railways. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has given a lot of information regarding the exemption given to senior citizens. Railway is going to restore the exemption given to senior citizens. Along with this, there is talk about some changes in the eligibility criteria as well.
Will the age limit change?
According to media reports, the Railway Board is planning to change the age limit for senior citizens. Apart from this, the discount on tickets will be limited to only a few categories. On the other hand, if we talk about earlier, earlier people of all categories used to get concession.
rules will be made soon
According to the Railway Board, it is planning to give concessions to senior citizens, in which the idea is to reduce the cost of these concessions while retaining the subsidy for senior citizens. As of now, no terms and conditions have been decided yet.
Get 53% discount
According to the information, all the citizens traveling in the train get an average discount of 53 percent on the fare. Along with this, Divyang, students and patients get many types of concessions apart from this exemption.
In which class will the discount be given?
In the Lok Sabha, the Railway Minister was asked about the Railway Concession, whether the Railways will again give the facility of discount on train tickets. On this, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has said that in 2019-20, Railways has given a subsidy of Rs 59,837 crore on passenger tickets. Apart from this, the Standing Committee attached to the Parliament has suggested giving concession in train tickets to senior citizens traveling in slipper and third AC.