NEW DELHI. The Railways plans to allow private players to operate certain trains, and the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been asked to run two trains.
The second, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express, is likely to start operations this December.
To make travel attractive, free travel insurance worth ?25 lakh, infotainment services, doorstep baggage collection, are on offer. IRCTC will pay the Railways lease and haulage charges for running these trains.
While the loco-pilots, guards and station masters will be from the Railways, the train fares, facilities, on-board advertising, house-keeping, ticket checking, and catering, will all be managed by IRCTC.