Palace on Wheels which stopped operations nearly two years ago over a dispute is all set to run again. The agreement to run the train has been renewed between Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and the railways.
The train popular for offering travellers a royal experience will likely resume operations from September. Reportedly, the operation of this train has been stopped over the payment dispute between the two departments.
According to an RTDC official, as per the railways, RTDC owed Rs 30 crore to the railways. Most of this amount has already been settled. In the agreement, it was decided that the remaining amount of Rs 10 crore will be paid in instalments.
RTDC chairman Dharmendra Rathore said that chief minister Ashok Gehlot wants the state to be on the world tourism map. Palace on Wheels is a popular train among foreign travellers as they experience the culture and royalty of Rajasthan and other parts of the country through this train.
Palace on wheels is a luxury tourist train launched by the Indian Railways in association with Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. It was started with an aim to promote tourism in Rajasthan. The train is equipped with modern amenities and takes travellers on a royal week-long tour at the historic sites. The bookings for the train will begin soon.