Lower Berth Quota in Trains

Lower Berth Quota in Trains
Lower Berth Quota in Trains

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. 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, Railway announced through a press release on 29.12.2018.

At present 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. The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that the combined reservation quota of lower births earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women may be enhanced,” the order by the railway board said. For mail express trains having single coach of the designated class, the board revised the quota and enhanced it to 13 seats, the board said. While in trains with more than one coach, the number of reserved lower berths will be 15, it added. In Rajdhani, Duronto and other AC trains, the number of seats earmarked for this category will be nine, it said further.

At present, 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:-

ClassNo. of lower berths per coach 
Normal Mail/Express trainsRajdhani/Duronto/ fully ACĀ  Express trains
Sleeper6-
3AC34
2AC33

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)
  
ClassNormal Mail/Express trainRajdhani/ Duronto/
fully AC trains
Having single coach of the classHaving more than one coach of the class
Sleeper67-
3AC445
2AC344

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 coachesNumber of Lower berthsNo.of coachesNumber of Lower berthsNo.of coachesNumber of Lower berths
EarlierRevisedEarlierRevisedEarlierRevised
12860 Geetanjanli Express148498268268
12230 Lucknow Mail848565152041216
12952 Mumbai Rajdhani ExpressNANANA11445551520

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