New Delhi, Apr. 4 (ANI): Setting a new benchmark in rail travel, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) today announced the launch of Executive Lounge at Agra Cantt station that would provide airport lounge-like facilities to train passengers at an affordable rate.
The Executive Lounge at Agra which is being launched tomorrow, is second in a series of swanky lounges being set up at major stations, the other being New Delhi, which was started on a pilot basis in Nov 2012.
IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Dr A K Manocha said the Executive Lounge at Agra has set a new precedent in rail travel, bringing together a bouquet of international standard facilities and services for the travellers.
“We are enthused by the growing response to the Executive Lounge that is considered a showpiece in our portfolio of passenger amenities,” he noted.
Modelled on airport lounges, the lounge at Agra Cantt station provides a range of complimentary and paid facilities such as meals on order, channel music, hot beverages (tea/coffee) and soft drinks, round the clock Wi-Fi facility, luggage racks for in-house passengers, wheel chairs, recliners, TV, train information display, Business Centre with fax, printers, desktops, newspapers and magazines, clean toilets and shoe shiners.
Spread across 236 square metre and having a seating capacity for 75-80 persons, to be launched in phases, the lounge is located on Platform No-1 of Agra Cantt station.
The services of the Executive Lounge will be available to passengers at a nominal entry fee of Rs.100 for two hours and Rs 50 for per additional hour. It includes the usage of Wi-Fi, toilets, recliners and browsing of newspapers and magazines apart from unlimited tea/coffee and soft beverages. Additional services such as the Wash & Change, meals and facilities at Business Centre are chargeable.
Rate for wash and change is Rs 75. IRCTC will shortly launch more executive lounges at Jaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Vijaywada, Howrah, Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jammu.
The Executive Lounge will accept credit cards and debit cards, apart from cash in near future. (ANI)