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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 only.

(Letter No. TR/1/130/99/3568, Delhi Transport Corporation, Government of N.C.T of Delhi, dated 10-09-99)

The Automobile 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 - 110 016)

Tamil Nadu: In Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation buses, two seats in the front exclusively for old people and handicapped.

Maharashtra: 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.

Chandigarh: Senior citizens pass holders get 50 per cent travel concession for travelling in city buses in Chandigarh.

Punjab: Elderly women above 60 years enjoy free travel in Punjab

Rajasthan: RSRTC (Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation) provides a concession of 25 per cent to a person of 65 years and above.

Kerala: Free passes are provided to old people who are freedom fighters to travel in fast and express buses.