Amidst all the chaos, hot / cold / rainy weather with the dust and constant sound of trains passing by at any railway station, one would always think of comfort and peace of mind that we get being at home. The restlessness that comes into the mind while waiting for a train at the stations is enormous. What if we say you would get more than a 5 star treatment at a railway station that too at an affordable price? Yes, you heard us right. The New Executive Lounge at New Delhi (NDLS) station is the talk of the town these days. It has all the facilities that you could think of like business centre, comfortable sitting areas with reclining arrangements, family rooms, massage centres to name a few.
The lounge was launched on May 25 this year and has a total capacity of 70 passengers. It also offers a small 5D movie theatre, Spa and health centre (This will be operational soon). One can even download a movie @ Rs. 50. Lounge is accessible through a swipe card issued to a passenger at the time of check-in.
One should be a bonafide railway passenger to get an entry to the lounge. Also, one needs to carry a photo identity proof issued by Govt. like PAN card, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhar card, Driving License etc and valid train ticket either reserved or unreserved to the lounge. Upon entry a traveller can sit in the air-conditioned lounge and enjoy complimentary drinks like tea, coffee, lemonade, ice tea, etc., apart from the use of free Wi-Fi, and a well maintained toilet. Little details of the Lounge:
Location: It is located at concourse of Platform No. 16, New Station Building, Ajmeri Gate Side.
Booking: Executive Lounge can be booked in advance either online or at the lounge. Payments can be done through cash or card. Online booking is available through following sites:
Rates: Rates of Executive Lounge are as under, Entry fee for initial 2 hrs: Rs.150/- per person, exclusive of all taxes. For each extra hour stay Rs.50/- is charged.
Meals: Per person are charged for the food at the Lounge as under:
- Buffet Breakfast: Rs.150/-
- Buffet Lunch: Rs.250/-
- Buffet Dinner: Rs.250/-
The lounge also offers wash and change facilities, which costs Rs.150 and include a complete bathing kit and toiletries.
Business Centre: This area has following facilities:
- Use of computer with internet - Rs.50/- (30 minutes)
- Use of computer with internet usage - Rs.100/- (01 hour)
- Print- Rs.10/- per page
- Photocopy- Rs.10/- per page
- Scanning- Rs.10/- per page
Other Facilities: Includes following which are exclusive of taxes:
- Deluxe Resting Suite: Rs.400/- (02 hours)
- Extra Hour (Deluxe Resting suite): Rs.200/- per hour
- Massage Chair: Rs.150/- (30 minutes)
- App Based Movie Downloading: Rs.50/- per Movie
- Infotainment Zone: Rs.100/- (08 to 15 minutes)
- Souvenir Shop: MRP
IRCTC has also awarded tenders for similar executive lounges at 19 - 20 more stations and work is in progress. So next time you check into NDLS don’t forget to check out this world class Executive lounge and share your feedback/experience with us. For more information on the New Executive Lounge please click here . Download Trainman App to find train between station, train inquiry, Check PNR Status and Indian railway seat availability along with train fare.