New Delhi’s Railway Station has such a unique thing that made it into the headline. It has deluxe suites, reclining chairs and buffet meals. Yes! now Rly station has a luxurious waiting room.
A waiting lounge that is equipped for giving any comparative facility at driving air terminals a keep running for their cash. Trust it or not, the parlor, on stage number 16, has been in presence for almost six years now. Opened as a piece of a pilot undertaking to give official parlors on railroad stations on the lines of airplane terminals, the office shockingly observes only 150 travelers every day.
According to the senior IRCTC official:
“The average footfall is about 150 a day. This increases to around 350 passengers during the peak season. While a majority of travelers make their bookings online, we have a walk-in option too. Not many people appear to be aware of it.”
An official said, “Access to these lounges is controlled by a smart card, which can track how many hours you have been inside. People usually use the suites when they have a train to catch the same day.”
As per the reported in Times of India, “Our focus currently is on the golden triangle of Jaipur, Delhi, and Agra, which, we hope, will catch the imagination of people. These stations witness the highest footfall among foreign passengers and tourists.”