Ministry announces enhancement of Combined Reservation Quota of lower berths for Senior Citizens & Female Passengers

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Railways has decided that the combined reservation quota of lower berths earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women may be enhanced.

At present, the following combined reservation quota of lower berths is earmarked in Sleeper, AC-3 tier and AC-2 tier classes for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women:-

Class No. of lower berths per coach
Normal Mail/Express trains Rajdhani/Duronto/ fully AC  Express trains
Sleeper 6
3AC 3 4
2AC 3 3

Revised combined reservation quota of lower berths earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women has been enhanced as under:-

Class Revised (No. of lower berths per coach)
Normal Mail/Express train Rajdhani/ Duronto/fully AC trains
Having single coach of the class Having more than one coach of the class
Sleeper 6 7
3AC 4 4 5
2AC 3 4 4

As Illustration Comparison of Number of Lower Berths Earmarked Under Combined Quota Meant for Senior Citizens, Female Passengers 45 Years & Above and Pregnant Women As Compared to Earlier Provision

Train No. Sleeper 3AC 2AC
No. of coaches Number of lower berths No of coaches Number of lower berths No. of coaches Number of lower berths
Earlier Revised Earlier Revised Earlier Revised
12860 Geetanjali Express 14 84 98 2 6 8 2 6 8
12230 Lucknow Mail 8 48 56 5 15 20 4 12 16
12952 Mumbai Rajdhani Express NA NA NA 11 44 55 5 15 20

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