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Saturday, March 3, 2012
Male Senior Citizens Railway Concession raised to 40%
Rly Fare relief for male senior citizens
On the suggestion and appeal of Delhi Social Welfare Minister, Kiran Walia, for granting/extending relief and concession in Rail Travel to male senior citizens equivalent to female senior citizens, the Minister of Railways, Government of India, has agreed and granted relief to male senior citizens from 30 per cent to 40 per cent and also has reduced the age of women senior citizens from 60 years to 58 years. Walia in August 2010 appealed to the Rail Minister to enhance the concession in rail fare from 30 per cent to 50 per cent to the male senior citizens equivalent to the women senior citizens who were already granted rail fare concession to 50 per cent on the argument that there should be no distinction on the basis of gender, sex, caste, creed and religion.
News yet to be confirmed by Railway Minister.
Dr P Vyasamoorthy, 30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph 040-27846631 / 9490804278.