International cuisine, plush seating, personal lockers and the option to freshen up before or after your journey — the New Delhi railway station is planning to give India’s best airports a run for their money.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will open a lounge on the Ajmeri Gate side of the station by January-February.
“The lounge will accommodate 125 people. We will issue a R300 smart card to each passenger for three hours. They can pay and stay for longer,” Pradip Kundu, public relations officer, IRCTC, said.
The lounge will come in handy for passengers who get stuck at the station owing to delays.
“The lounge will offer food and beverages, wheelchairs, Wi-Fi connectivity, business centres with phone, fax and laptop facilities, lockers and foreign exchange kiosks. We will also provide sofas, recliners, televisions and a separate private dining area,” Kundu said. Passengers will also be able to book cabs and hotel rooms from the lounge.
Similar lounges are expected to come up at Howrah, Chennai and Mumbai Central stations soon.