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


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  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.
 

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