IRCTC to convert old coaches of Palace on Wheels into eateries

The effort is to generate revenue besides preserving the heritage of the Indian Railways

GN Bureau | July 18, 2016


#IRCTC   #Railways   #revenue  

  The Indian Railways want its catering and tourism enterprises IRCTC to convert the old coaches of Palace on Wheels into theme-based restaurants. These restaurants will be placed strategically at railway properties of historic significance, according to a news report published in Mail Today. It will be a good opportunity to unwind and enjoy the royal meals in thematic vintage hotels to be constructed in these coaches, for all those who cannot afford a ride on the luxurious Palace of Wheels.

 The idea is to generate revenue besides preserving the heritage of the Indian Railways.
 
 According to the proposal by the heritage wing of the railways, the vintage restaurants would be built in the coaches of a train set amid the ambience of an old station.
 
 At present, the National Rail Museum houses seven of the original nine Palace on Wheels coaches that remind one of the luxury in which the Maharajas of the yore travelled.
 
 The plan envisages such hotels near Rewari Steam Care Centre, which attracts steam locomotive buffs or Brar Square Station near the Delhi cantonment. Cities like Jaipur with great cultural heritage also could be ideal for such hotels, the official said.
 

Comments

 

Other News

BHEL begins execution of 4,000 MW Yadadri thermal power project

 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commenced the execution of the 4,000 MW Yadadri supercritical thermal power project. The order of the project was placed by Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO).    The thermal power project is locat

Jaipur airport rated as best airport in survey

 The Jaipur airport has been rated as the best airport in the category of 2-5 million passengers in ACI-ASQ (airports council international-airport service quality) survey at a function held in Mauritius. Srinagar airport was adjudged as the second best airport in the same category. This is

Teacher absenteeism common: Report

UNESCO’s latest report on education has put the spotlight on a host of issues, including teachers’ absenteeism. Global Education Monitering Report 2017 http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002593/259338e.pdf said that In India, estimates differed among studies on absenteeism of

Would former IB director Dineshwar Sharma be able to initiate fruitful talks in J&K?

Would former IB director Dineshwar Sharma be able to initiate fruitful talks in J&K?

Would rejigging GST help small businesses?

Would rejigging GST help small businesses?

Sowing wheat earlier can help increase yields in India: US researcher

Yield gaps in wheat production in India can be countered with an earlier sowing date, says a University of Michigan researcher.   Using a new way to measure wheat yields, Meha Jain, assistant professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, found that the wheat yie



Video

Grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhaya on eve of diwali

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter