The Indian Railways has some amazing plans for coaches of luxury train Palace on Wheels. Palace on Wheels was inspired from the royal coaches, used by the kings of Rajputana, Gujarat and the Nizam of Hyderabad as well as the Viceroy of India and is one of the most popular luxury trains in India. While it remains out of reach of most Indians for now — majority of tourists on Palace of Wheels are foreign nationals — it may not always be the case. Even though you may never exactly travel on Palace on Wheels, you will be able to experience the luxury for a short time. If all goes according to plan, some of its coaches that are on display at the Rail Museum will be converted into vintage hotels and restaurants. The proposal has been sent to IRCTC since it is the only body authorized to carry out the task. Also Read - Centre Mulls Extending Nationwide Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Near 5000-mark With 124 Deaths | Top Developments
The idea is to preserve the heritage of Indian Railways and at the same time convert it into a revenue generating business. Since the ticket of Palace on Wheels costs a bomb, only the creme de la creme of the society experience it However, these vintage hotel-cum-restaurants will be open to all as the charges will be lower and even those who do not want to stay can come in for a meal. The restaurants will be theme-based and the coaches will be placed at strategic locations to attract city dwellers for a getaway. Delhi’s Cantonment Area and Jaipur are a few places they have in mind as of now. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 14-month-old Toddler Dies of COVID-19 in Jamnagar
The coaches will be refurbished and the project can cost Rs 16 crore for each hotel. The hotels will have about three coaches to accommodate a good number of guests. The restaurants will offer several delicacies based on the theme they have. An old station like ambience will further enhance the beauty of these coaches. We can’t wait to dine at these vintage restaurants, what about you? Also Read - New York Leads Coronavirus Death Toll With 731 Fatalties in 24 Hours
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