New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The Railways enhanced the combined reservation quota of lower berths for senior citizens and female passengers in mail, express trains and in Rajdhani and Duronto trains, an official release said on Thursday.
“Railways has decided that the combined reservation quota of lower berths earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women may be enhanced,” it said.
The ministry said that it has revised the quota and enhanced it to 13 seats for normal mail or express trains having single coach of the designated class.
It also said that for trains having more than one coach of the designated class the number of lower berths seats reserved will be 15.
“While in Rajdhani, Duronto and other AC trains, the number of seats earmarked for this category will be nine,” it said.
According to the railway ministry officials, at present 12 lower berths are earmarked in sleeper, AC-three tier and AC-two tier classes for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women. In Rajdhani, Duronto, the fully air-conditioned express trains, the quota is of seven seats.