IRCTC: Now avail 50% concession on train tickets!

The Indian Railways extends passenger fare concessions in as many as 53 categories, which include passengers with disabilities, cancer, thalassemia, heart and kidney patients, war widows students and others.

As per sources, the Indian Railways grants concession in the fares of all classes of Mail/Express/Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi/Duronto group of trains to Male Senior Citizens of minimum 60 years and Female Senior Citizen of minimum 58 years.

The element of concession is 40 per cent for men and 50 per cent for women.

Male Senior Citizens of minimum 60 years and Female Senior Citizen of minimum 58 years can avail senior citizen concession on IRCTC e-ticketing website www.irctc.co.in by providing correct Age and selecting “Avail Concession” option under “Option for Senior Citizen Concession” section of Passenger Details form.
Passengers availing Senior Citizen concession have to carry a proof of age while travelling.

Senior Citizen Passengers eligible for Senior Citizen concession who wish to opt out of the concession fully OR some part and contribute towards Nation Development may book their tickets without the concession element.

To book tickets without Senior Citizen concession, such passengers can select “Forgo Full Concession” option under “Option for Senior Citizen Concession” section of Passenger Details form.

To book tickets with 50 per cent of Senior Citizen concession, such passengers can select “Forgo 50% Concession” option under “Option for Senior Citizen Concession” section of Passenger Details form.

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