Following a positive response to northeast tour for the Delhi University students, the IRCTC has planned to offer customised tours and packages for students of the city schools and colleges.
Besides, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has also planned to start a special train for students from the Chandigarh railway station this year. As per the initial plan, the train will offer tour to three places - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra - and will be named ‘Golden Triangle’.
IRCTC, Chandigarh, spokesperson Shubham Arya said, “Starting a special train completely for children is a part of our future plan. We will be writing to the city schools and colleges so that we could analyse their common demands and plan a trip as early as possible.”
“The tours and packages from our side will be completely customised, trips will be planned as per the convenience of school heads as schools will demand such trips only during summer or winter vacations,” he said.
“We will ask for the feedback of the schools on the kind of trips they wish to organise for their students. We have planned to offer tours to northeast as well,” he added.
The other IRCTC officials said the plan to start a train from Chandigarh, especially for school and college students is being worked after the train, which was started for the Delhi University students, received a good response.
“The Chandigarh train will start on the similar pattern, but here as a pilot project, we will like to club the schoolchildren on a single platform and we may later offer the same packages for students at the college or university level,” said an official.