Indian Railways all set to introduce first batch of train hostesses

By Rakesh Ranjan

As Indian Railways usher in to the age of high speed trains, it is all set to upgrade its standards at par with air travel. And the most notable feature of it will be smart, polite and well groomed train hostesses and stewards.

2bThis will be common to other premium trains, including Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express. The service will also be available on proposed Tejas Express, announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in the 2016 Budget.

The Indian Railway is set to introduce the first batch of train hostesses on New Delhi – Agra Gatimaan Express next week. While the objective is bringing train journey in India at par with air travel and other world class facilities, officials claimed it will also create job prospects. Taking a cue from several high-speed train services in European countries, the Indian Railways have also decided to introduce hostesses in proposed Tejas Express and Gatimaan Express trains on other corridors.

The first Gatimaan Express, the fastest train in India, will be launched on April 5, where hostesses will be deployed to cater to the passengers. The train will be flagged-off by Suresh Prabhu. More info


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