Elderly and Solo Women Travellers Can Make Online Bookings for Lower Berths in Trains!
January 19th, 2018
Most of us, especially the youngsters, who travel on trains and make overnight journeys are always requested by the elderly or women co-passengers to exchange the berth which has been officially assigned.
The reason behind this is that youngsters can easily climb up to the upper berth.
Under this provision, elderly passengers (above 60 years for men) and women passengers (45 years of age and above) can apply for the quota in IRCTC’s main page while booking.
This will be operational from the 15th of January!
“Lower berths earmarked under senior citizen and women’s quota in the respective classes by default will get allotted to them. If the berths are already booked, they will be given berths under general quota,” said official sources.
This is a sigh of relief for many women and the elderly as well because there have been reported incidents of disturbances during traveling but now with an official ticket, the hindrances should lower down,