Indian Railways has decided to start massage services for the passengers on board running trains. This facility will be available in total 39 trains departing from Indore, a railway official said on Saturday. These trains include Dehradun-Indore Express (14317), New Delhi-Indore Intercity Express (12416) and Indore-Amritsar Express (19325).
It was a proposal from the Ratlam division of Western Railway zone, the official said. Passengers will be charged Rs 100 for each service.
This was a proposal from the Ratlam division of Western Railway zone, the official said.
“This is the first time in history of railways that we will provide massaging service for passenger comfort on running trains. It will not only increase revenue but also add passengers. Railways to earn an additional revenue of Rs 20 lakh annually and an estimated increase of Rs 90 lakh per year through additional sale of tickets from about 20,000 passengers who will be the service providers.
“This is the first time that such a contract has been signed,”
said Rajesh Bajpai, director, media and communication, railway board.
Quote source: Hindustan Times
The facility is likely to start in 15-20 days and will be available from 6 am to 10 pm. This initiative is a part of the railways’ scheme in which zones and divisions have been asked to come out with new and innovative ideas to generate non-fare revenue for Railways.