GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralya)
|No. 2011/TG-I/20/P/Senior Citizens||New Delhi, Dated 15.09.2011|
The Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
(Commercial Circular No.47 of 2011)
A reference has been received from Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) wherein it has been inter-alia pointed out that at the reservation counter(s) earmarked for senior citizens at Passenger Reservation System(PRS) centers in metros/big cities, there are long queues and senior citizens have to stand for hours in the queue. As such token system should be introduced at such counters.
2. In this connection please refer to this office letter No.2001 /TG.I/20/P/Token System dated 21.08.2002 regarding introduction of computerized token system at PRS Centers. It is understood that at present this system is operational at some PRS centers viz. Mumbai CSTM, Thane, Hyderabad etc.
3. The request of SCOVA has been examined and it is desired that wherever, at computerized PRS centers, counters have been earmarked for senior citizens/handicapped persons, zonal Railways should consider provision of sitting arrangements near to that special counter subject to availability of space. It may, however, be ensured that such arrangements should not obstruct the free movement of passengers in the PRS center.
3.1 Necessary action may be taken accordingly and list of such PRS centers may be sent to this office for information. List of PRS centers where computerized/normal token system is in vogue may also be advised.
Dy. Director Traffic Commercial (G)-II