Nine companies show interest in operating the Bharat Gaurav train in the central and western railway circle


No less than nine companies have expressed interest in operating the Bharat Gaurav trains in the Central (CR) and Western (WR) Circle which includes parties like Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation and the Ministry of Tourism of the Government of Maharashtra.

M / s Kulinkumar Holidays, M / s. Multilink and M / s. Travel Mart India, IRCTC has expressed interest in operating the Bharat Gaurav train in the WR circle. Likewise, the Ministry of Tourism, the Government of Maharashtra, Akbar Travels, Thomas Cook, Veena World and Kesari Tours Pvt. Ltd, participated in the meeting organized by CR in this regard. With the aim of promoting the recently launched “Bharat Gaurav trains”, the WR held a meeting with stakeholders from the travel and tourism industry on Friday in Churchgate. Previously, a similar meeting had been called by the RC scheduled at the CSMT.

“The service providers included the Ministry of Tourism, the Government of Maharashtra, Akbar Travels, Thomas Cook, Veena World and Kesari Tours Pvt. Ltd, participated in the meeting. They showed great interest and enthusiasm. Discussions focused on the type of route at the time needed to refurbish the coaches, ”said a senior CR officer.

A tentative cost list for the 14-car, 500-km train was also shared with the service providers to work with. The Ministry of Railways announced the operation of trains to present India’s rich cultural heritage and beautiful historical places to the Indian people as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. At the start of the meeting, they were informed of the advantages of the device and of the various potential tourist circuits compared to the WR.

A detailed PowerPoint presentation highlighting the terms and conditions of the Bharat Gaurav Train policy was provided to the parties. He listed the main features of the program, sightseeing packages, and the freedom to offer all-inclusive packages for tourists, including train trips, hotel accommodation, sightseeing tours, and more. The scope of the branding of Bharat Gaurav trains and third party commercial advertising has also been informed.

Stakeholders briefly explained their business model plan on the concept and their questions were also addressed by the nodal team. Details of the customer support unit were also shared with attendees.

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Posted on: Monday December 13, 2021 9:51 am IST


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