Village on Wheels is an Indian train introduced by the Indian Railways to cater to budget tourists, especially villagers. The trains connect the selected tourist destinations, usually with a circular schedule. They are managed by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a public-sector undertaking of the Railways.[1]

This is envisaged to be the more plebeian version of the luxurious Palace on Wheels trains.

'The train is aimed at promoting tourism and connecting one city to another' says the railways official 'the first nine-day journey will cost Rs. 4,500 inclusive of lacto-vegetarian meals and snacks'

The train has 10 coaches and can accommodate 350 passengers.[2]

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References Edit

  1. ^ Tripathi, Shishir (9 November 2013). "Village on Wheels by Rlys to start tomorrow". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 June 2023. Operated by IRCTC,the train will take the entourage on a 12 days journey that will start from Chandigarh on November 11 and return on November 22.
  2. ^ "After 'Palace on Wheels', now a 'Village on Wheels'". The Economic Times. 30 October 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2023. 350 passengers would be accommodated

External links Edit

  • [1] Village on Wheels on its way next week
  • [2] Lalu to flag-off 'Village On Wheels'