Infrastructure & Safety

India’s tourism industry reacts to railway budget


Reaction of the India’s tourism industry on the railway budget has swift in response to its announcement in Parliament on February 26, 2015, reports ETN.

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) President, Subhash Goyal, expressed his happiness with the rail budget saying, “No increase in passenger fares, and tickets can be booked 120 days in advance instead of 60 days, to tackle [the] tout menace is a landmark decision.”

Mr. Subhash Goyal said, “This was our long pending demand with the previous government, and we are happy that the present government has implemented this and our members would be able to book train tickets for their foreign clients well in advance and show them the rich cultural heritage of India through rail journeys.”

Mr. Goyal added: “Some positive steps have been announced in the railway budget which will boost rail tourism, and our members would be able to render better services, which in turn will give greater satisfaction, security for women, and travel comforts. This, no doubt will create a good image of country’s railway system and good business for our members.”


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