Indian Railways: Affected by the shortage of passengers, the fare of Bharat Gaurav train can be reduced by 20-30 percent. However, a final decision is yet to be taken in this regard. According to sources, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been forced to cancel at least two special tourist packages due to the high fares of these trains.
The approval from the Railways to IRCTC to reduce the fare of this special train has come just a year after the service started. IRCTC has so far been successful in operating only one service of this train on the Ramayana circuit of the Swadesh Darshan scheme. The AC-III class fare for a package of 18 days in Bharat Gaurav Tourism train is Rs 62,000.
What did the sources tell?
According to sources, the Bharat Gaurav train was launched as part of efforts to promote domestic tourism with the help of better quality coaches and viable tour packages, but the exorbitant fares have kept it a ‘luxury brand’ restricted to a select section. Gave. Sources said, “Sleeper and AC-third class fares have been approved to be cheaper by 20-30 per cent.” IRCTC will take a final decision on this soon. There will be a reduction in the fare by at least 20-30 percent. After this the tourism manager will announce it.
Railway official told that recently Bharat Gaurav Special Shri Jagannath Yatra and Ramayana Circuit Bharat Gaurav train had to be canceled due to lack of passengers. This also caused a lot of loss to the revenue.” This issue has been put before the ministry. It is expected that the number of passengers will increase in the coming times as the fare of Bharat Gaurav train becomes cheaper.
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