GTDC signs MoU with IRCTC for ‘Holiday Special’ trains

By PRAKASH KAMAT  www.thehindu.com

The State-owned Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTCL) for special holiday trains to Goa from Delhi and Mumbai from December 30-January 1 (Tuesday to Thursday).

The first ‘Holiday Special’ train will arrive in Goa on Tuesday, December 30.

“This is a mega step towards co-operation between GTDC and IRCTC for holiday trains to Goa proposed in the New Year 2015,” says Goa’s Minister for Tourism, Dilip Parulekar adding, “part of the agreement also includes marketing of packages of the GTDC by the IRCTC including of private hotels on its website”.

The MoU was signed on Monday after the GTDC Board accorded its approval to the joint venture project.

In addition, Goa is also working out a venture for additional trains for the year 2015 so that this becomes another mode of transport for tourists demanding more transport facilities to Goa, Mr. Parulekar said. More info

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