Lower Berth Quota in Trains
Ministry of Railways has decided that the combined reservation quota of lower berths earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women may be enhanced. Details of Lower Berth Quota in trains are here.
Railway has enhanced the combined reservation quota of lower berths for senior citizens and female passengers in mail, express trains and in Rajdhani and Duronto trains.
Lower Berth/Sr. Citizen Quota :- Lower Berth/Sr. Citizen Quota berths are lower berths earmarked only for male of age 60 years and above/female of age 45 years and above, when traveling alone or two passengers (under mentioned criteria) traveling on one ticket. For reservation of pregnant women traveling alone under Lower Berth/Sr. Citizen Quota, booking facility is available only at Indian Railways Booking counters/Reservation Offices.
Indian Railway Concession Rules
Now : (Press Release by Railway on 17.12.2021) A combined reservation quota of six to seven lower berths per coach in Sleeper class, four to five lower berths per coach each in Air Conditioned 3 tier (3AC) and three to four lower berths per coach in Air Conditioned 2 tier (2AC) classes (depending on the number of coaches of that class in the train) has been earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women.
Earlier : 12 lower berths are earmarked in sleeper, AC-3 tier and AC 2- tier classes for senior citizens, female passengers – 45 years of age and above – and pregnant women. In Rajdhani, Duronto and other fully air conditioned express trains, the quota of reserved seats is seven.
- For Mail/Express trains having single coach of the designated class, the board revised the quota and enhanced it to 13 seats.
- Trains with more than one coach, the number of reserved lower berths will be 15.
- In Rajdhani, Duronto and other AC trains, the number of seats earmarked for this category will be 09.
NOW :- Revised combined reservation quota of lower berths earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women has been enhanced as under:-
|Revised (No. of lower berths per coach)|
|Class||Normal Mail/Express train||Rajdhani/ Duronto/ Fully AC trains|
|Having single coach of the class||Having more than one coach of the class|
As Illustration Comparison of Number of Lower Berths Earmarked Under Combined Quota Meant for Senior Citizens, Female Passengers 45 Years and Above and Pregnant Women As Compared to Earlier Provision. Ladies Quota in Trains
|Train No.||Sleeper||3 AC||2 AC|
|No.of coaches||Number of Lower berths||No.of coaches||Number of Lower berths||No.of coaches||Number of Lower berths|
|12860 Geetanjanli Express||14||84||98||2||6||8||2||6||8|
|12230 Lucknow Mail||8||48||56||5||15||20||4||12||16|
|12952 Mumbai Rajdhani Express||NA||NA||NA||11||44||55||5||15||20|
EARLIER :- The following combined reservation quota of lower berths is earmarked in Sleeper, AC-3 tier and AC-2 tier classes for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women:-
|No. of Lower Berths per Coach|
|Class||Normal Mail/Express trains||Rajdhani/Duronto/ fully AC Express trains|