BY NIKLESH SINGH
Indian Railways in a bid to provide better passenger services will soon introduce train hostesses in its premium trains which include Vande Bharat, Gatimaan and Tejas Express. However, the train hostesses will not be introduced in the long-distance premium trains like Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express.
So next time you travel by train, don’t be surprised if a woman smilingly approaches you to serve food as the Railways are planning to introduce hostesses in select routes to compete with the airlines.
The official said that just like flights, there would be hostesses on the train and catering will also match the standard of airliners. These hostesses will work only during the daytime and will not be inducted into overnight services.
Indian Railways at present operates around 25 premium trains which include 12 Shatabdi, one Gatimaan, two Vande Bharat, one Tejas Express.
The train hostesses will be the ones to greet the passengers while boarding the train, serve food and listen to complaints.
The dress of the railway attendants will be the same. Only women who are trained in the field of hospitality service will be recruited.