Railways 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, an official order said Thursday.
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.