With a view to facilitating provisions of lower berths to senior citizens and female passengers, following facilities are available:-

(i) There is a provision in the computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) to allot lower berth automatically to male passengers above the age of 60 years and female passengers above the age of 45 years subject to availability of the same at the time of booking of ticket.

(ii) A combined reservation quota of two lower berths per coach is earmarked in Sleeper, AC 3Tier and AC 2Tier for following category of passengers when travelling alone:

a.       Senior citizens;

b.      Female passengers 45 years of age and above; and

c.       Pregnant women.

(iii)  Instructions are also there 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 by the ticket checking staff on first come first served basis (after making necessary entry in the reservation chart).

(iv) A six berths compartment in Sleeper Class is also earmarked in long distance Mail/Express trains for female passengers.

(v) It has now been decided that:-

· The existing combined quota of  two lower berths per coach in Sleeper class earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women (when travelling alone) may be enhanced to four lower berths per coach.  There will, however, be no change in this quota being earmarked in 3A and 2A classes.

· The scope of instructions regarding assisting senior citizens and physically handicapped persons in getting lower berths in the train has been expanded to include pregnant women also.  Hence, onboard ticket checking staff are now authorised to allot vacant lower berths available in the train to senior citizens, physically handicapped persons and pregnant women (who have been allotted middle/upper berths), on approach, on first come first served basis after making necessary entry in the chart.

·  It has also been decided that the existing reservation quota of six berths for female passengers being earmarked in long distance Mail/Express trains should be in the middle of the coach and also to the extent feasible, the senior citizen quota should be earmarked in the middle of the coach. (Source- PIB)

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0 responses to “Reservation Facilities Provided to Senior Citizen and Female Passengers Including Pregnant Women”

  1. M C Goel says:

    I had booked ticket for my wife and self 2 months in advance but got a middle and an upper birth.How could I get help and get at least one lower birth. I have to take journey today

  2. RAJAGOPALAN says:

    thanks to railway. it should be implemented by ttr without any obligation and in true spirit

  3. pravin sheth says:

    RESERVATION QUOTA FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, MALE & FEMALE AND PRAGNANT WOMAN-
    THANKS TO RAIL MINISTRY FOR ALL SUCH ASSISTANCE.

    PL. LOOK IN TO A PROBLEM OF ABOVE CATEGORY PASSENGERS
    THOUGH WE HAVE CONFIRMED RESERVATION BIRTH IN SLEEPER COACH IN DOWN TRAINS LIKE SAYAJI NAGARI EXPRESS, KUTCHH EXPRESS, SAURASHTRA JANAJTA EXPRESS TRAVELING THROUGH VAPI TO NAVASARI,, ALL NON CONFIRMED TICKET HOLDERS AND MST HOLDERS PUSH IN SLEEPER COACH AND FORCIBLY SEAT 5/6 PASSENGERS ON BIRTH OF 3 RESERVED SEATS AND WHEN WE REQUEST, THEY SAY THEY RE ALLOWED OFFICIALLY , MOREOVER, ENTIRE COACH IS FULL WITH STANDING PASSENGERS,WE FIND DIFFICULT TO GO TO WASH ROOM-TOILET AND NO TC IS COMING DURING THIS STATIONS TO CHECK WHETHER THEY HAVE A CONFIRMED SEATS OR NOT, NO VIGILANT DEPT PEOPLE ALSO COMING TO CHECK UN AUTHORISED PASSENGERS.
    WE REQUEST RAIL MINISTRY, AS ALLOTTING QUAOTA IS NOT ONLY ENOUGH FOR US US, WE NEED HELP IN COACH ALSO AS NO UNAUTHORISED PERSON SHOULD HARRASE / DISTURB US, SOME TIME THEY THROW OUR LUGGAGE ALSO AS THEY ALSO WANT TO SEAT ON UPPER BIRTH.
    PL. VARIFY AT YOUR END BETWEEN VAPI TO NAVASAI STATION IN GUJARAT.( DOWN TRAIANS), OR OFFICIALLY DECLARE THAT RAIL MINISTRY HAS PERMITTED THEM OFFICIALLY TO BOARD IN SLEEPER CLASS BETWEEN VAPI TO NAVASAI, GUJARAT STATE.

    WE APPRECIATE THE PROBLEMS OF MST HOLDERS AND OTHER UNAUTHORISED TICKET HOLDERS, BUT WHY RAIL MINISTRY HELPING THEM AT OUR DISCOMFORTS- AT LEAST THERE IS A PASSENGER TRAIN PRIOR TO SAYAJI NAGARI EXPRESS AT VAPI AND SAME PASSENGER TRAIN REACHED VALSAD FIRST, THEN WHY MST HOLDERS GOING TO VALSAD ARE OVER CROWDING SLEPPER COACH OF SAYAJI NAGARI EXPRESS SCHEDULE TO ARRIVE AT APP 5.20 PM AT VAPI.

    I HAVE A KIDNEY PROBLEM AND GOING TO MUMBAI FOR MY
    MEDICAL TREATMENT AS AND WHEN REQUIRED AND ALWAYS PREFERRED TO
    HAVE A CONFIRMED BIRTH FOR COMFORT TRAVELLING.

    ONE MORE REQUEST
    IF ANY PASSENGER HAS NO CONFIRMED BIRTH OR NOT CONFIRMED THE RESERVATION, THEN
    TC ON TRAIN SHOULD HELP US TO ALLOTT A BIRTH IN SLEEPER CLASS IF HE HAS SOME SEAT AVAILABLE.

    TICKETS WHICH ARE BOOKED THROUGH IRCTC, BUT NOT CONFIRMED WHEN CHART PREPARED, INSTEAD OF CANCELING AUTOMATICALLY, PL. LET IT BE AS UNRESERVED TICKET, AT LEAST WE MAY NOT REQUIRED TO BUY A FRESH TICKET , AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CANCEL IT, LET THEM CANCEL IT.
    elderly person attain age of 70
    I HAVE A KIDNEY PROBLEM AND GOING TO MUMBAI FOR MY
    MEDICAL TREATMENT AS AND WHEN REQUIRED AND ALWAYS PREFERRED TO
    HAVE A CONFIRMED BIRTH FOR COMFORT TRAVELLING.

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