New Delhi: Long journeys on premier Shatabdi trains are set to get interesting with the Railways deciding to introduce onboard shopping facility for a range of luxury products.
Perfumes, skincare products, handbags, watches and exquisite jewellery among other gift items will be available on sale in Shatabdi trains in Executive Class and Chair Cars, a senior Railway Ministry official said.
For chocolate lovers, trolleys showcasing luxury items will have a range of chocolates, the official said. Besides, there will also be souvenirs associated with railways on offer for Shatabdi passengers.
A firm has been engaged to provide on-board facility on a pilot basis in Shatabdi trains for a month, he said, adding, "It will begin shortly with Bhopal Shatabdi. The shopping experience on trolley will also be carried out in other Shatabdi trains to ascertain the response."
As per the arrangement, the firm has deposited Rs. two lakh as security money and will also pay 12 per cent of the sale to railways.