Policy on Luxury Tourist Trains being operated or to be operated in association with State Tourism Departments or IRCTC- Master circular
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
No. 2016 Tourism/140/3
New Delhi, dated the 1st March, 2018
All Indian Railways.
(Commercial Circular No. 15 of 2018)
Sub: Policy on Luxury Tourist Trains being operated or to be operated in association with State Tourism Departments or IRCTC- Master circular.
Ref: Railway Board letters Nos.
(i) 2007/Tourism/140/12 dated 07.03.2008 (CC 14 of 2008), 24.07.2008, 22.10.2008, 10.11.2009, 30.11.2009 and 12.01.2010
(ii) 2008/Tourism/135/2 dated 31.08.2009
(iii) 2009/Tourism/170/2 dated 16.06.2010
(iv) 2010/Tourism/205/1 dated 07.10.2010
(v) 2010/Tourism/140/2 dated 3.08.2011 (CC 38 of 2011) and18.06.2012 (CC 36 of 2012)
(vi) 2010/Tourism/145/2 dated 12.09.2013 and
(vii) 2014/Tourism/140/7 dated 30.03.2015 (CC No.20 of 2015)
Railway Board has reviewed the policy on Luxury Tourist Trains operated or to be operated in association with State Tourism Corporations / IRCTC and have decided, with the approval of Competent Authority, to reduce existing haulage charge by 50%.
2. Accordingly, following is advised:
(i) The calculation of total haulage charge as notified vide Commercial Circular No.20 of 2015 dated 30.03.2015 will remain same. Haulage charge will be divided into two components i.e. fixed charges and variable charges. However, whatsoever haulage charge is arrived based on above methodology will be reduced by 50% i.e. existing fixed charges and variable charges will be calculated as per methodology elaborated in CC 20 of 2015 and the amount arrived for fixed charges and variable charges will be reduced by 50% flat.
The final figure so arrived after giving above reduction by 50% in fixed and variable components of total haulage charge will be taken as the “actual” haulage charge to be realised from State Tourism Corporations/ IRCTC for the purpose of payment of haulage charges for running Luxury Tourist Trains.
(ii) All other instructions regarding general guidelines for introduction of Luxury Tourist Trains, role and responsibility of Indian Railways and State Tourism Corporations/IRCTC, schedule of payment of fixed and variable charges etc. will remain same as notified vide Commercial Circular No. 20 of 2015 dated 30.03.2015.
(iii) The above reduction in haulage charges of Luxury Tourist Trains should result in commensurate reduction in the tariff charged from end users of these Luxury Tourist Trains. All concerned to ensure the same and inform Railway Board about the actual reduction in the tariff charged from passengers of these Luxury Tourist Trains.
3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
(Pranjalya Parth Lathe)
Deputy Director (Tourism & Catering)
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