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How to book Indian Railway Train tickets for senior citizens under concession

New Delhi: Due to the adequate availability of Indian railway trains for most of India's domestic destinations, due to the convenience of cheap ticket prices and concession of various tickets, trains have been highly preferred for travel during the summer holidays. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) provides concessions in train ticket fares for senior citizens, disabled, students, unemployed youth, doctors, media workers, athletes, war widows, and many other categories.

Senior citizens,both male, and female are eligible for concession of 50% of the ticket.


Senior citizens, both male, and female are eligible for concession of 50% of the ticket. According to the guidelines laid down by the Indian Railways, all men aged 60 and above and all women aged 58 years and above have been considered as senior citizens. All senior citizens falling in the above criteria can avail the concession on train tickets for all classes of Mail, Express, Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Jan Shatabdi, Duranto trains.
The benefit of the concession facility on ticket booking can be taken from IRCTC e-ticketing website, and Indian railway ticket booking counter, reservation offices. A maximum of 40 percent concession is granted to male senior citizens and a maximum of 50 percent concession is granted to female senior citizens.

In order to avail the concession on the train ticket, the person booking a senior citizen or train ticket is required to fill the correct age according to the government issued ID card and under the "Benefit Concession" option for "Senior Citizen Concession" The choice is to choose. Passenger details form section.

All Senior Citizens, who receive the concession on the train ticket, must take the age proof during their train journey. Senior citizens eligible for the concession of senior citizens on the train ticket, who do not want to avail the discounted fares, can opt for partial or completely concessional option.

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