Air Hostesses in Indian Railway’s Train.
Recently, IRCTC has hired 34 air hostesses for care of passengers on Vande Bharat Express- said by IRCTC M.D.
Vande Bharat Express was inaugurated/started on 15th February by Narendra Modi and running between Delhi to Varanasi. It covers 850 km. distances in 8 hours only.
The Vande Bharat Exp. Train has been manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai & designed with gleaming blue-nosed and fitted with the latest technology like high-speed wifi, touch-free Bio-Vaccum Toilet, GPS based passengers information system, LED lights, Laptop/Mobile charging points, automatic temperature adjustment system, automatic fire/smoke detection system.
The Air hostesses recruitment from the Air Borne Air Hostess Academy, Delhi and they should be wearing a white shirt, black trousers with a black sleeveless jacket, a silk scarf around the neck and with the hair smartly combed back. They welcome to the passengers with a sweet smile and say ‘Namastey’ while boarding and ‘thanks’ during de-boarding. This project has run as a trial basis for a period of six months.
Salary of Train Hostesses:
The IRCTC spokesperson, Siddharth Singh said that IRCTC is paying Rs. 25000.00 per month as salary to the Air Hostesses at train Vande Bharat Express and the pantry staff would be paid around Rs. 8000.00 to 10000.00 in a month by the private players hired for providing services.
Indian Railway has started to run private Train Tejas Express from 4th October 2019 with Airline style facilities. Tejas Express will run between Delhi to Lucknow and Ahmedabad to Mumbai for six days in a week.
The Indian Railway will provide the Train Driver, Guard, RPF at the Tejas Express but catering and IRCTC will manage housekeeping. Moreover, IRCTC has planned for tender of this work.
After the success of this project, the same facilities will provide for other premium trains like Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, Humsafar Express etc.