More State passengers expected to use Maharajas’ Express

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Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC), South Central Zone, looks forward to patronage from the two Telugu-speaking States for the Maharajas’ Express, its luxury train consisting of 23 coaches for 88 passengers.

Almost half-a-mile-long, the train known for its luxury and comfort levels offers a host of facilities for those travelling in the 14 guest carriages, starting with the refined interiors, eye-catching ambience and observation lounge with library.

Plush accomodation

The plush accommodation comes in the form of 20 deluxe cabins, 18 junior suites, four suites and a presidential suite.

Two bars and an equal number of restaurants serving the best of food and beverages, individual climate control in cabins, online water filtration system, Wi-Fi, live TV, electronic safe, and direct dial phones, among others, form part of the facilities.

The journey starts from Safdarjung station in Delhi or Lokmanya Tilak terminus in Mumbai, depending on the itinerary.

Five packages are available and the choice of places covered include Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Gwalior, Khajuraho and Varanasi.

The duration of the packages range from 4 days/3 nights to 8 days/7 nights, and the fares start from Rs.1.90 lakh and goes upto Rs.15.64 lakh.

Stating that the train was patronised mainly by foreigners, IRCTC SCZ deputy general manager N. Sanjeevaiah said a few people from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh had used the service so far.

Their number is expected to increase, he said, adding that IRCTC-SCZ is offering packages for them.

Source : The Hindu

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