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Indian Railways set to unveil swanky international tourist lounge in PM Modi’s Varanasi

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Tue May 09 2017, 2:26 pm
  • Indian Railways, Varanasi, Varanasi international tourist lounge

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi is being pitched as a prominent tourist destination and the government is leaving no stone unturned to promote tourism. In the latest bid to attract foreigners, Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways has come up with an international tourist lounge at the city's railway station! The swanky waiting lounge is set to open in May 2017 and will serve to be a comfortable stop for foreign tourists travelling by train. We take a look at some features that the lounge will boast of:

  • Indian Railways, Varanasi, Varanasi international tourist lounge

    Varanasi already had an international tourist bureau. Indian Railways has renovated and revamped the structure and also introduced a lounge in it, Railway executives told FE Online.

  • Indian Railways, Varanasi, Varanasi international tourist lounge

    Varanasi already had an international tourist bureau. Indian Railways has renovated and revamped the structure and also introduced a lounge in it, Railway executives told FE Online.

  • Indian Railways, Varanasi, Varanasi international tourist lounge

    The international tourist lounge will have televisions for the entertainment of passengers.

  • Indian Railways, Varanasi, Varanasi international tourist lounge

    The lounge also has a public announcement system and information display to facilitate tourists about their train timing and departure.

  • Indian Railways, Varanasi, Varanasi international tourist lounge

    Given that the lounge is meant for international tourists, only passengers with a non-Indian passport can avail its comfort.

  • Indian Railways, Varanasi, Varanasi international tourist lounge

    The air conditioned lounge will have a reservation facility as well. This means that when foreign tourists book their train tickets, they can opt for the use of the international tourist lounge.

  • Indian Railways, Varanasi, Varanasi international tourist lounge

    International tourists can use the lounge free of cost, executives of Indian Railways told FE Online.

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