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Home-based facilities available in luxuries coaches

Tuesday - January 8, 2019 11:27 am , Category : TRAVEL
Commercial use of Railways luxury salon
Commercial use of Railways luxury salon

To raise revenue, railways using luxuries saloon coach for passengers

JAN 08 (WTN) - As you know, carrying any flammable material in the train is a penal offense. But if we tell you that you can now cook food in the train then you will be surprised to read it. Actually all of you must have realized that the passengers while traveling in the train have to face different kinds of problems.

In Indian trains, passengers don’t get the right place to sit in the train or the right food item. But now you will be happy to know that Indian Railways has started giving you facilities to cook food in the train itself. Railways are now running saloon coaches in trains. These salon coaches have fully bedroom atmosphere, as well as a kitchen in which the traveler can cook food from himself or any chef.

Although the railways accumulates more rent for this saloon coach, but the railway claims that it keeps the traveler comfortable and they feel like home. The Railways is just running some such coaches in the very beginning. The purpose of the railways is to gradually promote tourism in such a luxury coaches. When Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gave permission for the commercial use of these saloons to IRCTC, then it is being booked for the passengers.

Firstly, the facility of saloon coach was started from old Delhi railway station to Katra, which was started in Jammu Mail. This feature can also be booked online. The booking price for this saloon is about Rs 2 lakh.

For your information, let you know that in March last year, IRCTC had decided to provide AC salon coach, attached bathroom and valet service for the public. Earlier these saloons were reserved for railway ministers and officials only. According to the information, Indian Railways has a total of 336 salons, with 62 air conditioned saloons.

So far, Railway Minister, State Minister of Railways, Chairman of Railway Board, senior officers of his office, DG of RDSO and Heads of ADG, Chief of Railway factories, Chief Railway Safety Commissioner, Railway Recruitment Commissioner, Zonal Manager and DRM label officers are using these saloon coaches. But now these luxury saloons are also being used by ordinary travelers.

It is not yet determined on which route these luxury coaches will be run more, but it is being said that the route where foreign tourists are supposed to visit more, these luxury salon coaches can be run more and more on those routes.

You want to know all about these saloons coaches, so for your information let you know that these salon coaches have two bedrooms in which you can also watch TV. The double bed in the master bedroom and the second bedroom has two shelf-shaped beds in which one bed is below and one above it.

Separate sleep arrangements for 6 passengers in the salon coach and the bathroom is attached to both the bedrooms. There is also the facility of table to read along with the luggage rack. There is also a living cum dining room, as well as a kitchen arrangement. Two employees are available by ITCTC to attend the passengers.

For your information, let you know that one has to give 50 thousand rupees for the booking of salon coaches with which a request letter. Eight people can go to a salon comfortably. For the saloon coach, one has to pay 2 lakh rupees for 600 kms, but the passengers will have to pay for at least 500 kms.