Railways have not only withdrawn concession to senior citizens, but also has increased the cancellation charges. Much earlier, if a reserved ticket is cancelled before one full day before the travel, only reservation charges were charged as cancellation fee. Now even if the ticket is cancelled before 48 hours, extreme cancellation charges are levied.
I cancelled two reserved tickets online for Sleeper class for 29th July 2022 from Coimbatore to Kozhikode and the same was cancelled today ie. 6 days earlier. The cost of tickets were Rs. 350. The cancellation charges are Rs. 240/- and refund amount only Rs. 110/-. A Government Department can not fleece the travellers like this.