Sunday, August 19, 2018
Kashmir Times Logo
Palace on Wheels for common man?
Indian Railways may cut luxury trains tariff by 50%
ActIT Jammu, Projects, Java,, C# Training Jammu
NEW DELHI, Mar 5 (Agencies): The Indian Railways has decided to make luxury trains like Palace on Wheels, Golden Chariot and Maharaja Express more affordable by reducing the tariff by as much as 50 per cent. The tariff on such trains as of now is in thousands, making the experience unaffordable for common man.

According to a report in The Pioneer, the move seems a possibility with the Indian Railways slashing haulage charges that are borne by state tourism departments and stakeholders like IRCTC. The report further said that the Indian Railways is going for the move in view of a sharp decline in the interest of foreign travellers in such trains.

The revenue for two of the luxury trains – Palace of Wheels and Royal Rajasthan – which are operated by both Indian Railways and Rajasthan Tourism, have declined by more than 24 per cent and 63 per cent respectively, said the report.

The policy on these train was taken up for review by Railway Board on March 1 wherein the decision to cut haulage charges by 50 per cent was taken. A notification was also issued in this regard.

The move comes almost a month after the Railway Board agreed to the demand of Karnataka government to run Golden Chariot, the popular luxury train of south India, on a revenue-sharing basis. This was aimed at reducing the fare of the luxury train.

News Updated at : Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Comment on this Story 

Top Stories of the Day  
Omar: Grieved at continued bloodbath in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Mar 5: National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah in light of the killings in Shopian, expressed grief over the continued bloodbath in Kashmir and said the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Valley was a matter of grave concern and called for serious introspection. “The Shopian incident is yet another stark reminder of the grave and rapidly deteriorating situation in the Valley and varying accounts from the chief minister and the security forces on the incident are
> SC directs no investigation in Ganowpora case till April 24
> MLA anguished over Shopian killings, seek judicial probe
> Master mind of Sunjwan attack killed in Hatwar encounter: Army
> Shutdown against Shopian killings hits life in Kashmir
> High speed mobile internet suspended in Kashmir
Other Stories from Web  
Find us on
Weather Report
Shridev Sharma
Mata Vaishnodevi | Matavaishnodevi | Mata Vaishno Devi
Electric Blanket | Electric Bed Warmers | Electric Under Blankets | Electric Heating Blanket
Web Design Jammu, Web Design Company, Ideogram Jammu
Home | Contact Us | Kashmir Times | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Jammu | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Srinagar | Dainik Kashmir Times | Jammu Prabhat
Copyright 2013 Kashmir Times Group. All rights reserved. Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.