IRCTC: Indian Railways concession for senior citizens: How to avail 50% discount train tickets
New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the operator of the Indian Railways network, offers concessional fares on train tickets for senior citizens. According to IRCTC, all the male senior citizens at and above the age of 60 years and female senior citizens at and above the age of 58 years can avail concession in the fares on train ticket bookings of all the classes of Mail/Express/Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi/Duronto group of trains. The eligible male and female senior citizens can avail a concession of 40 per cent and 50 per cent, respectively.
How to avail concession on train tickets for senior citizens?
The male senior citizens aged 60 years or more and the female senior citizens aged 58 years or more can get the discount on train tickets at the time of bookings through IRCTC e-ticketing website. While booking train tickets on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website www.irctc.co.in, senior citizens are required to provide the correct age and have to select “Avail Concession” option under “Option for Senior Citizen Concession” section of passenger details form.
Upon the successful selection, the eligible concession with regard to the respective train ticket/s will be reflected. All the male and female senior citizens availing concessions on train tickets are supposed to carry proof of age while travelling on concessional train tickets.
The senior citizens eligible for senior citizens concession on train tickets who didn’t want to avail the discounted fares may opt out of the concession partially or completely. Senior citizen passengers opting out of concession element may contribute towards Nation Development.
As per IRCTC, senior citizen passengers booking train tickets without concession can select “Forgo Full Concession” option under “Option for Senior Citizen Concession” section while senior citizen passengers booking train tickets with concessions of up to 50 per cent can select “Forgo 50 per cent Concession” option under “Option for Senior Citizen Concession” section of passenger details form.