Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Company, which handles the catering, tourism and on-line ticketing operations of Indian Railways, is working at a loss for the primary time since its inception in 2002, in keeping with director of tourism and advertising and marketing Rajni Hasija.
IRCTC’s operations have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. “That is the primary time within the historical past of the IRCTC that we’re working losses,” Hasija mentioned.
Hasija, and Bihar director of tourism Rakesh Mohan took half within the second version of HT’s Tourism Conclave.
Hasija added that the IRCTC had a way of a drastic drop in passengers site visitors as early as in January as many vacationers cancelled their tickets on high-end trains.