With COVID-19 pandemic rising instances in India and journey taking an enormous hit, Indian railways have managed to maintain and not too long ago we coated an article the place you may discover how Indian railways are making ready for post-pandemic journey. However one unhappy information to travellers who wish to expertise luxurious whereas travelling in Indian Railways premier Luxurious practice Palace on Wheels to be suspended off rails for this yr.
Yearly within the month of September, this luxury practice will get refurbished and renewed for vacationers who wish to expertise luxurious on journey and in September it will get prepared for the primary journey of the yr. It was the identical for a few years however sadly not this yr. Officers on the Rajasthan Tourism Growth Company took a consensus to halt the practice until at the very least December 2020.
With no formal announcement from Indian railways concerning the practice on the point of hit the rails for this yr, it’s excessive time that we predict that it could be off the rails till the top of the yr or possibly the entire yr of 2020.
A senior official at Rajasthan Tourism Growth Company (RTDC) stated to a number one newspaper of India the place he says, “We have now not determined as but. We’re eager to start out, however there are journey advisories for non-essential journey. Resumption of scheduled business flights is an enormous issue given the truth that nearly all of travellers on the practice are from international international locations. Additionally, all of it relies on which course the COVID-19 strikes,”
Along with Indian Railways, RTDC operates one of many luxurious trains of India the place it passes by way of a few of the common vacationer locations in India reminiscent of outstanding royal heritages of Rajasthan, hen and animal sanctuaries, The Taj Mahal the place it takes eight days to finish a spherical journey.
The practice has 84 berths and it is without doubt one of the common for foreigners and NRI’s who wish to go to the favored locations and in addition don’t wish to compromise on luxurious.
Nonetheless, this yr resulting from ongoing pandemic, the practice was cancelled within the months of March and April, however the railways didn’t cancel or refund the tickets which had been already booked however rebooked for the present season.
We must always get to know if the tickets booked will get refund, because the practice is more than likely not hitting the wheels by this year-end.