As per Indian Railway reservation rules, senior citizens are eligible for concession in train fare while travelling by different types of trains available. Mail/Express/Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi/Duronto are some of the most popular trains in India.

However there are certain mandatory requirements which must be fulfilled in order to get concession/ discount in fare for senior citizens. These are discussed below.

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Minimum age and ID proof for Senior Citizen Concession in Indian Railway

Senior Citizen Minimum Age Requirement for Railway Concession

Male Citizens: Minimum 60 years of age, Female Citizens: Minimum 58 years of age. Anyone who claims for a railway concession under senior citizen quota whose age is less than what is required, will not get it.

Age Proof for Senior Citizen Concession

While it is mandatory to carry one of the prescribed ID proof's (mentioned here) at the time of train journey, for senior citizens it is mandatory to carry Aadhar Card to avail concession on railway tickets. Non senior citizens can carry any identity proof.

One can also mention his/her id card number on IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) online reservation system at the time of booking tickets online using e-Ticketing service. To get quickly started with IRCTC click here.

How much concession senior citizens get?

Men get 40 percent concession while women get 50 percent concession. You will also glad to know that while allocating seats during reservation, railway's passenger reservation system (PRS) tries to allot lower berth to senior men and women.

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