An IRCTC official said, “The new state-of-the-art executive lounge aims to provide all services and facilities required for comfortable wait for the passengers during pre-departures and post arrivals. The lounge has been designed on the looks of airport lounges with much more space and serene environment.”
According to the official, “The new executive lounge will be offering the visitors with a wide range of complementary and paid services such as channel music, wi-fi, TV, train information display, types of beverages and multi-cuisine buffets”.
It will also provide recliners, spacious luggage racks, restrooms with wash and change facilities, shoe shiners, newspapers and magazines on display and a fully operational business center with computer, printer, Photostat and fax facility for the passengers.
To access this newly commissioned executive lounge, passengers would have to pay an entry charge of Rs. 150 plus taxes for the first hour and Rs. 99 for each extra hour. The lounge will be operational 24×7 and the entry charges will include a host of services such as comfortable seating facilities, Wi-Fi internet facility, retailing of books & magazines, complimentary tea or coffee or beverages.
With the aim of offering clean and hygienic wash and change experience to the visitors during the journey, separate bath facilities for men and women will be made available to them at a charge of Rs. 200 including taxes with high-quality toiletries that will include laundered towels, soap, shampoo, shower caps and dental kits.
In this lounge, IRCTC will also be offering a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals in the form of Buffets ranging at prices from Rs 250 to Rs 385 per person.
The company is also offering an all-inclusive package for the passengers for using the executive lounge at a one-time charge of Rs. 600, which will include two hours stay, wash and change facility along with one buffet meal.
This is the second executive lounge to be set up by IRCTC at New Delhi Railway Station that will provide world-class services to the railway passengers. The first executive lounge has already been in operation since 2016 on the ground floor at platform number 16.
IRCTC is also operating its executive lounges at railway stations of Agra, Jaipur, Sealdah, Ahmedabad and Madurai. It is also planning to set up such lounges to all important and state capital stations in the near future.