In an attempt to save lower berths in the trains for senior citizens, the Ministry of Railways is reportedly considering to charge Rs 50 to Rs. 100 extra on these seats if someone reserves them while booking his or her tickets.
While the move is still under consideration, news reports suggest the ministry is currently finalizing the amount and may finalize it soon.
The reports further suggest that the ministry is taking this drastic step so that the lower berth is available for the senior citizen or those in need of these seats.
The proposal is still under due consideration as the amount seems too less for such a step and might now make much difference and also because the proposal does not seem to be viable for long.
The ministry at present is also considering reserving 10-15 percent lower berth seats for the senior citizens in every train so as to help them travel better.