Railways double quota for senior citizens

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Indian Railways on Wednesday said it has doubled the reservation quota in sleeper class for senior citizens, female passengers above 45 years and pregnant women.

“Accommodation earmarked in sleeper class has been enhanced to four lower berths per coach instead of two as per earlier provision,” the railway ministry said in a statement.

There is no change in the number of lower berths earmarked in 3AC and 2AC classes.

The decision was taken in the wake of complaints that if two senior citizens (husband and wife) booked berth under this quota, they are denied this facility despite though both are senior citizens.

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