The Central Government has withdrawn the train concession granted earlier to the senior citizens, w.e.f. 19th March 2020. Women aged above 58 years were getting 50% concession in train tickets and men above 60 were getting 40% concession. The government took decision to cancel the same on the plea that the government lost more than Rs. 4,000 crores due to concession during the period 2016 to 2019 as also as a restraint for the senior citizens to travel during the Covid 19 period. This is atrocious. While the government on the one side speak much about the welfare and social security of the aged during the covid period, the railways stops even the facilities given to them.
We demand the Central government to cancel the present derogatory order and restore the concession in train charges to the senior citizens.