schemes for senior citizens: Road Travel
Delhi: Fifty per
cent discount on fare for travel on Delhi Transport
Corporation buses to senior citizens who have attained the
age of 65 years. Discount is applicable on Monthly Pass
(Letter No. TR/1/130/99/3568,
Delhi Transport Corporation, Government of N.C.T of Delhi,
Association of Upper India (AAUI) has extended the life
membership to all senior citizen members (above 65 years of
age) at a concessional fees of Rs 1500. For the new member,
the overall life membership fees will be Rs 1,500 + Rs 200 (Rs
1700), which will include an entrance fee of Rs 200 as
against Rs 5,000 + Rs 500 (Rs 5,500).
(For more details contact
AAUI office at 14-F, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110 001
and C-8, Institutional Area, Behind Qutab Hotel, New Delhi -
Tamil Nadu: In
Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation buses, two seats in the
front exclusively for old people and handicapped.
BEST buses in Mumbai offer no concessions. However senior
citizens can enter the bus from the front side. MSRTC (Maharashtra
State Road Transport Corporation) buses provide 50 per cent
concession if a person is 65 years and above and has an
election identity card or a Tehsildar certificate. Local
trains in Mumbai have around 8-10 seats for the senior
citizens in one of the compartments.
Senior citizens pass holders get 50 per cent travel
concession for travelling in city buses in Chandigarh.
women above 60 years enjoy free travel in Punjab
(Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation) provides a
concession of 25 per cent to a person of 65 years and above.
passes are provided to old people who are freedom fighters
to travel in fast and express buses.