When will senior citizens get discount on railway tickets? Railway Minister gave reply in Parliament on this matter


The railways have suffered huge losses after the lockdown imposed since the start of the Corona epidemic. In such a situation, after the opening of the lockdown, the railways stopped many earlier facilities. One such facility is the concession of fares in the railway reservation available to senior citizens.

In the last few days, many restrictions have been removed due to corona in the railways. The facility of blanket sheets etc. has been resumed in the train. In such a situation, in the last few days, many questions were being raised on the exemption given to senior citizens in railway reservation, whether the government would reinstate this scheme?

Railway Minister gave this answer
When asked a question in Parliament on this matter, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, while answering in Parliament, said that at present there is no intention of the government to start this facility again. It is worth noting that the government has stopped this exemption facility for the last two years.

Under this scheme, senior citizens get a discount of 50 to 55 percent in tickets. But, this facility has been abolished in the operation of the train after the Corona lockdown. Let us inform that about 7 crore senior citizens in the country were taking advantage of this scheme.

More senior citizens traveled by train
The government, while giving a written reply on the figures of travel of senior citizens in Parliament for two years during Corona, said that in the last two years, the number of travel of senior citizens in the train has increased. The Railway Minister has told in the written information that between 20 March 2020 to 31 March 2021, about 1.87 crore senior citizens have traveled in the train. While from 1 April 2021 to 28 February 2022, 4.74 crore senior citizens have availed the benefit of railway service. Is.

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