Indian Railways Tourism and Catering Corporation, which runs Indian Railways` online passenger reservation site IRCTC.co.in for railway tickets booking, has begun selling air tickets as part of its holiday tour packages to passengers interested in visiting destinations such as Vaishno Devi, Tirupati, Goa, Srinagar, Lakshadweep, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
â€œTrain journeys are often long and can be very tiresome for passengers, especially those who are going on vacation to relax. So, we have decided to give them the option of flying instead of travelling by rail,â€ an IRCTC official has said. As part of its holiday packages, IRCTC provides accommodation, sightseeing and local transport apart from air and rail tickets. [Source: Financial Express]