Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bus Concessions to Senior Citizens in various States

Bus concessions for Senior citizens in various States

(as of Oct 2009)

City / State

Details of Concession



10% on all Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation monthly passes. With this, the actual rate to be charged from senior citizens for city category passes will come down from Rs. 360 to Rs. 325; in suburban category from Rs. 495 to Rs. 445 and for Pushpak buses Rs. 530 to Rs. 475, Minister for Transport N. Cheluvarayaswamy told presspersons here on Friday. The decision would cost the State exchequer Rs. 2 crore a year, he added. Only senior citizens who are 65 and above are eligible for the concession. Citizens have to obtain a senior citizen identity card from BMTC by paying Rs. 30 along with two latest stamp-size photographs to enable the renewal of monthly pass at concessional rates. Also gives 25% on KSRTC routes for senior citizens (65 and above)

The citizens have to produce ration card/SSLC marks card/driving
licence/age proof certificate issued by district surgeon for
ascertaining the age of the applicant or senior citizen identity card issued by the Department of Women and Child welfare.


DTC gives concessional rate passes to senior citizens over the age of 65 years. To avail this concession, a certificate of age, a photograph
and proof of residence is required. The rates are as follows:

Destination Pass Rs. 50
All Route Pass Rs. 125
General all Route Pass Rs. 150
In every DTC bus two seats are reserved for senior citizens.


Two seats reseved


BEST buses in Mumbai offer no concessions.  However senior citizens can enter the bus from the front side. MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) buses provide 50% concession if a person is 65 years and above and has an election identity card or a Tehsildar certificate. Local trains in Mumbai have around 8-10 seats for the senior citizens in only one of the compartments.



Senior citizens pass holders get 50% travel concession for traveling in city buses in Chandigarh.



Kadamba transport coorporation (K.T.C.) provides 5% reservation of seats in. bus for senior citizens.

Two seats reserved


50% bus fare concession for women above 60


Elderly women above 60 years enjoy free travel in Punjab


Himachal Pradesh

Smart Card Scheme.

HRTC has introduced "SMART CARD". Under this scheme, a smart card holder is allowed 10% concession in fare for travelling in HRTC buses. The senior citizen as a special gesture is allowed 20% concession in fare. The general public can purchase the smart card against a payment of Rs. 50/- having its validity for one year.


Free passes are provided to old people who are freedom fighters to travel in fast and express buses. Reservation of two seats in the buses
for senior citizens.

Two  seats reserved


Scheme: Concession of 25 percent in Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC)
Eligibility: A person of 65 years and above.



10% discount on fare is given in the buses of State Express Transport Corporation when reservation is done by Senior Citizen who has completed 60 years of age. (from TN Policy Document :

Two seats reserved


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