Palace-on-Wheels not on sale, says RTDC

Jaipur, Aug 3 | Updated: Aug 4 2005, 05:30am hrs
There are no plans to privatise the Palace-on-Wheels, billed as the worlds most luxurious train, on the pretext of outsourcing some activities, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) managing director Rakesh Saini said on Wednesday.

Admitting that the corporation had invited bids from private players for operating services like bar on board, catering and sightseeing, Mr Saini said the ownership, revenue and marketing activities of the plush train would, however, remain with RTDC and the Railways. Mr Saini assured that employees attached to the train would not be removed or shifted.

RTDC chief Vinod Zutshi told reporters that the department was in fact looking at starting another train on the lines of the Palace-on-Wheels.