New train reservation rules: These many seats will now be reserved for women

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NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has decided to reserve for women six berths in AC 3-tier of Rajdhani, Duronto and all fully air-conditioned trains, according to a circular issued by the Railway Board.

This quota is in addition to a combined quota of four lower berths per coach allotted in AC 3-tier for senior citizens, female passengers above the age of 45 years and pregnant women.

Railways currently also offers a reservation quota of six sleeper class berths in every mail/express train for female passengers, irrespective of their age, travelling alone or in a group.

Additionally, a quota of six berths per train in 3 AC of Garib Rath Express trains has also been reserved for women.

In all trains having reserved sleeping accommodation, a combined quota of six lower berths per coach in sleeper class and three lower berths per coach each in AC-3 and AC-2 tier classes has been earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers above the age of 45 years and pregnant women.

“It has been decided that a reservation quota of six berths in 3AC class of all Rajdhani/Duronto/fully air conditioned trains should be earmarked for female passengers, irrespective of their age, travelling alone or in a group of female passengers,” the circular said.

Source: Press Trust of India