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Indian Railways to introduce female hostesses in top trains

Female hostesses will be serving in some of the top trains of Indian Railways (Pics. Courtesy Twitter/@IRCTCofficial)

Blowing winds of change in its hospitality, the Indian Railways will soon introduce train hostesses in the premium trains run by it. These include Vande Bharat, Gatimaan and Tejas Express. The long-distance trains like Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express will not have this service.

Talking to the media, a senior Railway official said the objective of introducing hostesses in the trains is to provide passengers with better facilities. The female hostesses will greet the passengers while boarding the train, serve food and listen to their complaints.

The dress of all the attendants will be the same and only women who are trained in the field of hospitality service will be recruited as female hostess.

It was also clarified that it will not be just an all-female crew, rather a mix of both male and female. The crew will provide services and catering matching the standards of the airlines.

However, the hostesses will work only during the daytime and will not be inducted into overnight services.

Currently, the Indian Railways are operating around 25 premium trains, including 12 Shatabdi, one Gatimaan, two Vande Bharat, one Tejas Express.

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