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Discounts on train travel for seniors in India by Indian Railways

Question:   We are traveling to India for a three month period from New York. We are Indian passport holders living in New York and our children are US citizens born in USA. As both I and my wife are senior citizens can you tell us how we can get senior concession for train travel in India? H Patel Answer:  Concession are available to travel on Indian Railways to women 58 years of age and above and in the case of men, those age 60 or above. However this concession on Indian train travel which was earlier available to all seniors in the specified age category regardless of citizenship or residential status has now been changed. Effective September 29, 2016 the senior concessional train fares in India apply only to Indian nationality senior citizens permanently residing in India.   The use of the clause permanently residing in India eliminates NRIs. So senior Indian nationals living abroad are also now not eligible for the senior railway concessional fare. Click HERE to view a copy of the Railway Ministry Circular dated September 29, 2016 stating foreigners and NRIs cannot get senior fare concessions on train travel in India.
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Touring India trip planning  Questions and Answers -  Page 11 Answers are usually posted within 7 days on this page. Email your questions to travelindiasmart@gmail.com 

Discounts on train travel for seniors in

India by Indian Railways

Question:   We are traveling to India for a three month period from New York. We are Indian passport holders living in New York and our children are US citizens born in USA. As both I and my wife are senior citizens can you tell us how we can get senior concession for train travel in India? H Patel Answer:  Concession are available to travel on Indian Railways to women 58 years of age and above and in the case of men, those age 60 or above. However this concession on Indian train travel which was earlier available to all seniors in the specified age category regardless of citizenship or residential status has now been changed. Effective September 29, 2016 the senior concessional train fares in India apply only to Indian nationality senior citizens permanently residing in India.   The use of the clause permanently residing in India eliminates NRIs. So senior Indian nationals living abroad are also now not eligible for the senior railway concessional fare. Click HERE to view a copy of the Railway Ministry Circular dated September 29, 2016 stating foreigners and NRIs cannot get senior fare concessions on train travel in India.
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