IRCTC makes 'moving house' luxury coach available to public
New Delhi : Making train travel more special for common people, IRCTC on Saturday launched its luxury Saloon Coach for general travellers. The privately-occupied luxury coach was earlier offered to only top railway officials.
The private coach is equipped with facilities like two exclusive air-conditioned bedrooms with attached bath, a large living cum dining room, kitchenette and rear window for unobstructed views.
The Indian Railways prefer to call it a 'moving house' with valet service.
According to IRCTC, the coach can be booked for a price of Rs 2 lakh. A total of six passengers enjoyed the premium service soon after it was made available for public booking.
The first charter service has been booked by M/s Royal India Train Journeys for its six customers for a saloon travelling from Delhi to Jammu.
"This will be an all inclusive tour where the guests will be offered all the comfort of a hotel. Exclusive staff will be available for services on board. Railway also provides one AC attendant and one saloon attendant for ensuring hassle free travel," the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said.
More details about booking the Saloon coach is now available on the IRCTC official website.