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In Pictures: Tirupati Gets ‘5-Star’ Treatment From Indian Railways, Launches Premium Station Lounge

Swarajya Staff

Jan 17, 2019, 02:29 PM | Updated 02:29 PM IST

Indian Railways’ premium lounge at Tirupati (@PiyushGoyal/Twitter)
Indian Railways’ premium lounge at Tirupati (@PiyushGoyal/Twitter)

Indian Railways will now provide a 5-star experience to passengers travelling to the Balaji Temple with a premium lounge at the Tirupati railway station, reports Live Mint.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal shared the first glimpse of the 'Atithi' lounge.

Indian Railways’ premium lounge at Tirupati (@PiyushGoyal/Twitter)
Indian Railways’ premium lounge at Tirupati (@PiyushGoyal/Twitter)

Goyal shared the pictures on his Facebook page and Twitter handle as well.

Indian Railways’ premium lounge at Tirupati (@PiyushGoyal/Twitter)
Indian Railways’ premium lounge at Tirupati (@PiyushGoyal/Twitter)

“Railway station or 5-star hotel? There is a surprise in store for devotees travelling to Balaji Temple, with ‘Atithi’, a premium lounge at Tirupati station, set to be inaugurated soon,” Goyal tweeted.

The pictures show a lounge with premium facilities for passengers. Photos of Balaji Tirupati can also be seen on the walls of the hall.

World Class toilet at the premium lounge (@PiyushGoyal/Twitter)
World Class toilet at the premium lounge (@PiyushGoyal/Twitter)

Goyal through his tweet last week had shared futuristic plans for the Tirupati railway station. The nearly 2-minute-long video shows a drop-off area, a block for a hotel, a proposed multiplex, a spacious plaza and a waiting area, enhanced security checking facilities and a food court.

“Om Sreenivasaya Namaha: Travel will soon become easier for devotees seeking Lord Balaji’s blessings in Tirupati. Check the futuristic plans for Tirupati station, which will serve as a benchmark for other stations across the country,” said the Railways Minister.


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