1. Lower berth quota for pregnant women, elderly to be raised in Indian Railways

Lower berth quota for pregnant women, elderly to be raised in Indian Railways

Railways has decided to enhance the quota of lower berths for senior citizens and pregnant women in sleeper class coaches of its trains.

By: | New Delhi | Published: March 26, 2015 12:02 PM
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Railways has decided to enhance the quota of lower berths for senior citizens and pregnant women in sleeper class coaches of its trains.

The quota which is automatically alloted to them through the passenger reservation system, will be raised from a combined quota of two lower berths per coach to four, said a statement issued by Railways.

There will, however, be no change in this quota being earmarked in 3A and 2A classes, it added.

Railways has also decided that the existing reservation quota of six berths for female passengers being earmarked in long distance Mail/Express trains should made available in the middle of the coach.

To the extent feasible, the facility will be made available to the senior citizen and their quota would be earmarked in the middle of the coach, the statement said.

indian railway, indian railway news, indian railway quota, railway quota, railway quota for pregnant ladies, railway quota for ladies, railway quota for senior citizens, pregnant women, pregnant lady, India news, National news To the extent feasible, the facility will be made available to the senior citizen and their quota would be earmarked in the middle of the coach, the statement said. (AP)

Currently, there is a provision in the computerised passenger reservation system to allot lower berth automatically to male passengers above 60 years and female passengers above 45 years subject to availability of the same at the time of booking of ticket.

As per the statement, instructions have also been issued to ticket checking staff to assist senior citizens and physically handicapped persons, who have been allotted middle/upper berths, by allotting them vacant lower berths available in the train on first come first serve basis.

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    Suryanarayanan KV
    Mar 26, 2015 at 12:03 pm
    I appreciate this move.
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      Prakas Bharat
      Mar 26, 2015 at 6:54 pm
      very good decision .
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