The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) is all set to add the luxury train 'Golden Chariot' to its fleet of high-end trains. As per reports, the train will hit the tracks on March 22.
Thorugh an official statement, IRCTC announced, "Owned by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), the Golden Chariot train, which commenced in 2008 was taken over by IRCTC for operation, management, and marketing through a recently executed agreement between the two corporations."
According to the statement, the IRCTC has planned a week-long itinerary of three trips of Golden Chariot for the 'Pride of Karnataka' tour on March 22, March 29 and April 12. As per reports, the itinerary will kick off from Yeshwantpur Railway Station in the morning and visit Bandipur National Park, Mysore, Halebidu, Chikmagalur, Hampi, Badami-Pattadakal-Aihole and Goa before returning to Bengaluru.
According to the IRCTC, the train has undergone several changes. As per its statement, in order to look after guests' comfort, the train boasts several new features including newly upholstered furniture, elegant drapery, renovated rooms and bathrooms, crockery and cutlery of reputed international brands and fresh linen.
Along with it, the IRCTC has installed smart TVs with a variety of Wi-Fi-enabled subscriptions of streaming sites, including Netflix, Amazon, and Hotstar. To look after the safety of the passengers, they have also installed CCTV cameras and fire alarms on the train. Further, in order to provide good food, experienced chefs have been hired to create menus that "present an eclectic mix of mouth-watering international as well as domestic delicacies."
(With ANI Inputs)