The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to run a deluxe AC tourist train for Jyotirlinga and Statue of Unity tour on February 27. The train has features like fine dining restaurants, shower cubicles in coaches and foot massager.
The IRCTC in a statement said that tourism industry has faced its toughest time in last one year due to the Covid 19 pandemic where in all the hoteliers, transporters, airlines were shut during the lockdown and a lot of people who were engaged in the tourism industry directly or indirectly had to lose their employment. IRCTC spokesperson Anand Kumar Jha said that the railways catering arm has come up with many tour packages covering tourism destinations across India and these tours are getting overwhelming welcome by public and peoples are coming in large numbers to book the IRCTC Tour Packages specially being operated by special tourists train. He added that as Kevadia railway station is operational now, this train will go up to Kevadia to provide the visit of tallest statue of the world. Tourists can board this train at Delhi Safderjung, Mathura, Agra and Gwalior stations, Jha said.
The IRCTC spokesperson said that the package has been designed in line with the government’s initiative “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote domestic tourism. He added that IRCTC has planned this tour package at a very competitive package cost starting from Rs 24,450 per person which is all inclusive.