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Rly to run spl trains for promotional activities, Akshay Kumar first taker

twitter-logoPTI | October 15, 2019 | Updated 21:21 IST

New Delhi, Oct 15 (PTI) As part of its bid to generate additional revenue, the railways has decided to allow trains to be booked for promotional activities under a new scheme, it said on Tuesday. Under the initiative called "Promotion on Wheels", special trains will be made available for promotion and publicity of art, culture, films, television programmes, sports etc. The makers of Akshay Kumar-starrer "Housefull 4" have already booked a train for the film's promotion. The first special "Promotion on Wheels" train by the IRCTC and the Western Railway, in coordination with the "Housefull 4" team, carrying celebrities and mediapersons, will leave Mumbai Central on Wednesday and reach New Delhi on Thursday. The train will have eight coaches. According to a press release issued by Western Railway's Chief Public Relations Officer Ravinder Bhakar, the train will pass through several states and important districts such as Surat, Vadodara and Kota. "Under this initiative, the railways has approached many major production houses with upcoming films to use these FTR (Full Tariff Rates) trains to facilitate pan-India publicity and promotions of films across the length and breadth of the country. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) shall be the nodal agency for handling such trains," the release said. The IRCTC will undertake attractive and thematic vinyl-wrapping of these promotional trains, keeping in view that the trains will be crisscrossing the country. PTI ASG RC

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