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Concession on rail tickets for senior transgenders

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Mumbai: Transgenders over the age of 60 will be able to avail of a 40% concession on all railway tickets. The Ministry of Railways has brought in a policy, which will come into effect on January 1, 2019. It will be an interim measure till the finalisation of a uniform policy by the Ministry of Law and Justice.

The Railways had introduced an option of transgender along with male and female on ticket reservation forms in 2016. Until now, senior citizens identifying themselves as transgenders are not given the concession provided to male and female senior citizens. At present, men over 60 years and women over 58 years get a concession of 40% and 50% respectively.

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