NEW DELHI: The Railways Ministry has decided to increase the combined reservation quota of lower berths earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women.
The Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that it has revised the quota and enhanced it to 13 seats for normal mail or express trains having single coach of the designated class while the trains which have more than one coach of the designated class the number of lower berths seats reserved will be 15.
The Ministry said in Rajdhani, Duronto and other AC trains, the number of seats earmarked for this category will be nine.
At present 12 lower berths are designated in sleeper, AC-three tier and AC-two tier classes for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women. In Rajdhani, Duronto, the fully air-conditioned express trains, the quota was of seven seats. (AGENCIES)