Railways saves Rs 77 crore from 'Give it up' scheme on discounted rates
Updated : April 19, 2018 08:45 PM IST
Modi had said it was a reflection of the common man's sense of patriotism that 40 lakh people had voluntarily given up the fare concession given to senior citizens.
At present, men aged 60 or more get 40% while women of 58 years and above get a 50% concession on a ticket.
The scheme was launched to reduce the nearly Rs 1,300-crore subsidy burden of the Railways in the senior citizen category.