RIO Winners to get Free Ride in IRCTC Maharaja Express
IRCTC, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation felicitates the Rio Olympics medal winners, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, with a complimentary ride in the luxurious Maharajas’ Express train.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, a railway PSU, has also extended the offer to Tripura’s gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who put up an impressive performance at the Rio Olympics but missed out on a medal by a minute fraction.
IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director AK Manocha, state, “We feel proud to honour wrestler Sakshi Malik and ace shuttler PV Sindhu who have brought glory to the country through their medal-winning performances at the Rio Olympics. We feel equally honoured to congratulate Dipa Karmakar, who became the first Indian to reach the finals of an Olympics gymnastics event.”
The Indian Railways had earlier announced a cash award of INR 60 lakh for Ms Malik, a senior clerk with the Northern Railways. Ms Sindhu also belongs to the railway community. Her father works with the Railways, while her mother is a former railway employee. These announcements were made through tweets.
Maharaja Express, a premium product of IRTCC is one among the leading luxury trains of India. Awarded in the category of World’s Leading Luxury Train for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 consecutively, the train is well-known to world-class facilities and outstanding hospitality onboard. Covering the most colorful destinations of India in its 5 journeys, the train takes you on a luxury ride to explore the rich history and culture of India.