Last week, 'The Palace on Wheels' — India's best luxury train —cancelled a trip for the first time in 34 years because of lack of passengers. But it is not the only train to be faltering: four out of five iconic trains, that are claimed to be the last word in opulence and luxury in India, are burdened by low occupancy and high haulage charges.
tourism has taken a beating in last few year. these trains should be remodeled and must be affordable.
Feku pet project BULLET TRAIN will be the next one.... and Rs 90,000 crores ($13 billion) wasted...
And the fate of bullet train will be the same.... after investing 90000 crores....
These trains should have been stopped a long time back, or modify the program ..., Why is tax payer money being wasted?
journey to nowhere?
Unreal prices. There are only so many people who will waste money on traveling in a train. This is an outdated mode of tourism.
Sree Sudhir B P
Fares need to be lowered for travellers from India.
Only the foreign tourist can afford such type of luxurious trains. Indians has no capacity to travel on these trains. One day all these luxury trains will come down.
super india is devoleped...................thank you
This government has stop investing in tourism and started investing in bluffing about progress. Sab ka sath Apna vikas
Good it will promote tourism. Government will only earn but no pressure on government expenditure i.e. DA increase or salary revision. Private sector good services to their customers.
These trains are over priced and does not offer value for the money.organized tours are way cheaper than thisEarlier days, travel in India was pain with limited air ports, poor highways, it was difficult for foreign travelers to visit places. Now, with better highways, airports in almost every major city, and the services of reliable tour operators, these trains became obsolete. No doubt these are Iconic trains and needs to preserved. The Government should rethink its strategy, and market these trains better.
Like investors in stock markets, Railways should learn to cut loss by opting out. There is no point in continuing these white elephants, when there is no market for them