IRCTC will soon operate ‘Three Star’ luxury trains from Secunderabad to Shirdi, Goa and Tirupati.
luxury trains from Secunderabad to Shirdi, Goa and Tirupati
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon operate ‘Three Star’ luxury trains from Secunderabad to Shirdi, Goa and Tirupati with the basic tariff structure of normal bus fares.
The announcement came after Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) Chairman Pervaram Ramulu made a request to this effect when IRCTC Chairman & Managing Director A.K. Manocha and Group General Manager Smita Rawat called on him at his office on Wednesday, in the presence of TSTDC Managing Director Christina Z. Chongthu.
After hearing Mr. Ramulu’s proposal, the IRCTC in principle agreed to run Three Star luxury trains to Basar, Warangal and Bhadrachalam within Telangana and for group bookings from outside the State, to Hyderabad and Warangal, said a press release.
Mr. Manocha was said to have visited the TSTDC to basically discuss a proposal for operating ‘Seven Star’ super luxury Maharaja Train from Konkan to Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, that passes through Secunderabad and Kazipet in Telangana.
He said that the Maharaja train offered unlimited food and wine with visit to tourist places, including local sight-seeing located near the scheduled halts.
The menu includes continental, Chinese, Thai, Mughlai and Indian dishes and the rooms are lavishly furnished in regal style charged at $ 990 per night for a couple.