Thursday, September 14, 2017

Senior citizens to get 50% concession in city bus fare | Nagpur News - Times of India

Senior citizens to get 50% concession in city bus fare

Proshun Chakraborty | TNN | Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 12:56 IST

NAGPUR: Come October 2, senior c
itizens (above the age of 60 years) will get 50% concession in bus fares in city. This move will cost NMC Rs50 lakh per annum. The civic body has already given concession to freedom fighters.
The decision was taken in transport committee's meeting held on Wednesday headed by Jitendra Kukde. He told TOI that the transport department has already made a provision of Rs50 lakh each for concessions to school students and senior citizens in its budget.
"Currently, senior citizens are charged full fare in city buses whereas they are getting concession in state-run buses," Kukde said and hence the NMC has decided to give 50% concession to senior citizens in city buses.
After getting poor response from commuters due to very high fares, the meeting also decided to bring down tariff of green buses. Kukde said the NMC is planning to cut the fare by almost 40%. "We will try to keep the difference of both red and green buses fares by Rs2 to Rs3," the transport Kukde said.
Citing an example, he said the minimum fare of a red bus is Rs10, whereas the fare of same distance for Green bus is Rs16. So passengers prefer to travel in red buses, he said.
Presently, NMC's transport department is plying only five green buses though five more ethanol-run buses have joined the fleet. These five buses are plying on six different routes from Sitabuldi to Pipla Phata, J N Hospital (Kanhan), Hingna Rural hospital, Mihan, Khapri Phata, Defence and Butibori.
The department has also decided to ply special buses for Koradi temple during 10 days of Navratri festival. The NMC will ply 38 buses which will make 278 trips from five different areas like Sitabuldi, Kamptee, Hudkeshwar, Gorewada and Ayachit Mandir to Koradi temple.
Similarly, the civic body will provide city bus service for Deekshabhoomi during Dhammachakra Pravartan Din from 12 different destinations to Deekshabhoomi. It will operate 95 buses which will make 730 trips from September 29 and October 1.
Drawing a lesson from recent strike by conductors and drivers, the committee has given its nod to hire daily wagers from health department to work for city bus service during afternoon hours, said Kukde. The committee also approved formation of a flying squad to keep watch on ticket checkers of DIMTS. "We also approved a proposal to move scrapped buses parked in Hingna depot to pave way for rolling buses," Kukde said.

Friday, June 23, 2017

50 percent concession in Haryana Roadways buses to any destination for senior citizens - The Financial Express

​heck my blog to find out in what other ways Haryana  govt is progressive in terms of concessions for senior citizens
50 percent concession in Haryana Roadways buses to any destination for senior citizens

To facilitate senior citizens, the Haryana government has decided to allow a concession of 50 per cent in the fares of state roadways buses to any destination, including those in other states.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Published: June 22, 2017 9:39 PM

 Haryana government has decided to allow a concession of 50 per cent in the fares of state roadways buses. (Source: IE)

To facilitate senior citizens, the Haryana government has decided to allow a concession of 50 per cent in the fares of state roadways buses to any destination, including those in other states. At a meeting held here, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also directed the officers to abolish bus pass service for Haryana Roadways for the staff of the chief minister and other ministers working in the Haryana civil secretariat, an official release said. "Passengers availing any concession in the fare of Haryana Roadways buses will have to procure e-ticket through Aadhaar-based biometric identification. This will ensure that the facilities are not misused. This scheme will be implemented within the next four months," an official release said. The decision was mentioned at a meeting of the transport department presided over by Khattar here today, it said.
Transport minister Krishan Lal Panwar was also present in the meeting, the release said. The chief minister said that while 50 per cent concession in fare was already being given to men aged 65 years and above and women aged 60 years and above for intra-state travel in the buses of Haryana Roadways, this facility would now be extended to include inter-state travel. He directed the officers to issue a notification to this effect at the earliest. He also directed the appointment of drivers and conductors in Haryana Roadways buses through outsourcing until recruitment is carried out, so that all routes may be covered.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Some Recent Tweets on Discounts for Senior Citizens

Some Recent Tweets on Discounts for Senior Citizens

Ola To Offer 20 Percent Discount To Senior Citizens - DriveSpark

​Why not Hyderabad? I am peeved though I prefer Uber to OLA. Uber GPS​ is  reliable and OLA Autos are almost never available. What is your experience?
If I have time to explore, then if uber is costly then I try OLA. UberPool is cheaper than autos. 

Ola To Offer 20 Percent Discount To Senior Citizens
Written By: Sukesh Suvarna

Updated: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11:38 [IST]

App-based cab aggregator Ola has announced the expansion of its unique 
initiative 'Senior Citizen Mobility Program' in Nagpur and three other cities.
Ola's initiative aims at making mobility more affordable to the elderly. The senior citizens (60 years and above) who register for this program will get 20 percent discount on their first ten rides every month.

Apart from that, the first ten Ola auto rides can be availed at a discount of 15 percent. The discount scheme is currently available in Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Indore, Bhopal, Mumbai and Pune.

Associate Director (Operations) of Ola, Kiran Brahma said, "At Ola, we want to make mobility convenient and hassle-free for all. Senior citizens represent a group of individuals who have served the nation well."

To avail the discount, the senior citizens should register online through a link. They also need to submit the proof of identity and age. After the verification, the senior citizens can start taking Ola rides.

We have seen government transport offering discounts to senior citizens. But very rarely we see a private firm taking up such an initiative. It's good to see that ride-hailing companies are concerned about the senior citizens of the country.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CM to sponsor pilgrimage of 4,000 elderly | Rajkot News - Times of India

​Apart from the number of beneficiaries is 4000 - same figure to benefit in kerala elder schooling program - do you find anything odd in this news item?

CM to sponsor pilgrimage of 4,000 elderly

TNN | Jun 6, 2017, 04.00 AM IST
Rajkot: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will sponsor pilgrim of over 4,000 elderly people to Somnath temple in Gir-Somnath district. This he will do in his personal capacity. The first batch of senior citizens in 10 buses left for Somnath from the city on Monday. They will visit Somnath, Junagadh, Parab and Virpur before returning to the city. This process will continue for next one week, a statement issued by the state government. Each bus will have three persons to assist the senior citizens. tnn


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fwd: Free Memory Screening Camp on April 29, 2017

Details of a FREE memory Clinic on 29th in Hyderabad are attached.
Kindly share it with your senior citizens friends who may be doubting memory issues.
Dear Sir/ Madam,

Greetings from Nightingales Medical Trust. 

We are pleased to introduce ourselves as a not for profit NGO working for the well-being of senior citizens through various need based programs with a special focus on Dementia and related disorders.

As part of our commitment to fight Dementia through early detection and management, we are organizing a Free Memory Screening Camp for Senior Citizens on Saturday, 29th April, 2017 between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm at Red Cross - Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care Centre, Road No.2, Banjara Hills, L. V. Prasad Marg, Hyderabad.

We request your help in spreading the word so that maximum elders can benefit from this camp. Attached is a copy of the handbill with details of the camp. Please circulate this to your groups.  For further details, you can contact us at 

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation. We truly believe that 'together we can do great things'. 

Mr. S. Premkumar Raja,
Nightingales Medical Trust, Bangalore

Friday, April 21, 2017

AI revises senior citizen age to 60

​ome consolation for dis-spirited elders
Mumbai: In a major bonanza, the Air India has revised the minimum age limit for senior citizens to avail discounted tickets from existing 63 to 60 years, official sources said. 

The revised age limit has been implemented with immediate effect for all domestic sectors, just as the summer holiday season rush has begun. 

As per the revised rules, any senior citizen who is an Indian national, permanently resi
dent in India and has attained the age of 60 on the date of commencement of journey, shall be entitled to a 50 per cent discounted ticket in economy class on the basic fare.