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Royal train's income rises by 13%

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The luxury royal train, Palace on Wheels, has registered nearly 13 per cent rise in income, but had a flat growth of nine per cent in the number of tourists in 2017-18, an said.

A meagre 124 more tourists took the train, from 1,373 in the financial year of 2016-17 to 1,497 last fiscal, said (RTDC)

The income from operations rose by around Rs 4.22 crore to Rs 37.44 crore in 2017-18 from Rs 33.22 crore in the year-ago period, a rise of 12.60 per cent, Sharma said.

The train was run as Heritage this tourism season, RTDC said.

The train rakes were refurbished to give a new look and super-luxury environment, he said, adding that the state hold immense tourism potential for luxury royal trains in the upcoming year.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 20:45 IST