In reply to a Parliament question, Minister of Railways Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw has replied that many representations have been received to restore the train ticket concessions which were withdrawn during the period and the matter has been examined and not found feasible at present.
These concessions include to that of senior citizens. Women aged 58 and above were granted 50% and men aged 60 and above were granted 40% concession in train tickets. Senior Citizens Friends Welfare Association, Kerala had represented several times for the restoration of the same. Now the government has flatly refused restoration. This is a great injustice to the old aged people. Our strong protest.