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. Read More
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