IRCTC ticket reservation: How to get confirmed lower berths for senior citizens

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has recently clarified the most discussed topic of ‘booking multiple lower berths for senior citizens.’ 

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While booking train tickets with the Indian Railways, several railway passengers, in spite of selecting the lower berth option for senior citizens, do not get it.

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There are several tweets on the same subject asking the Indian Railways for clarification. 

To clear the confusion, IRCTC tweeted that the lower berths or senior citizen quota berths are reserved only for male passengers aged 60 years and above or female passengers aged 45 years and above. The privilege can be entitled when traveling alone or if two passengers (under the mentioned criteria) are travelling on one ticket.

They further added that if there are more than two senior citizens or one senior citizen with a passenger (who is not a senior citizen), then the Railway system will not consider it.

The Indian Railways had suspended concessional tickets last year for various categories including that of senior citizens quota to discourage unnecessary travel amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

We hope that you have got your answers regarding ‘booking multiple lower berths for senior citizens.

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