Different posts, uploads, and news are making rounds on social media platforms stating about the senior citizen concessions coming back in Indian Railways. On the other hand, there are several news that are contradicting this statement. What is the actual truth here? Is Indian Railways resuming the concessions for senior travellers on trains? Read to know the truth of all these confusing statements!
Is Indian Railways Restarting Senior Citizen Concessions?
The first source of this viral rumour began on July 1, 2023, when a social media post mentioned a notice by the Central Railway Ministry claiming to resume the concession for senior citizens on train tickets, according to a report by Onmanorama. The social media post stated that all the male passengers falling in the group above 60 years can get a 40 per cent concession while booking train tickets. For female passengers above the age of 58 years, the concession percentage on train tickets is 50 per cent.
Many people have further shared and forwarded the post about senior citizen concession on social media platforms. All these stirred a huge rumour and left Netizens in a state of confusion. The truth is that this viral post on Facebook is a hoax.
Do Not Believe This Rumour!
The recent updates and news state that these claims are simply fake. Indian Railways have not made any official announcement about reintroducing the senior citizen concession while they book train tickets. So, the concussion is that news claiming the concession is false.
It is true that Indian Railways allowed the concession a couple of years back. But right now, there are no such discounts eligible for senior travellers. Back in March 2020, the authorities put an end to this concession plan and some more train ticket offers as well.
The Onmanorama report states that the decision to withdraw the senior citizen concession came into action during the outbreak of coronavirus in India. In view of the rising numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, the concerned authorities took the decision. They stopped the discount in order to control the outbreak of the disease.
Hope this article clarified all your confusion about social media posts about senior citizen concession while booking train tickets.
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