Private player to sell beauty products, home, kitchen essentials on board trains soon

 New Delhi: Passengers on select trains can shop for beauty products, home and kitchen appliances and fitness tools while travelling just like in flights soon.

       Mumbai division of Western Railway has awarded the contract for on board shopping for passengers in 16 mail and express trains for a period of five years to a private player who will have the license to sell household products and beauty products among others.

       However, the contractor will not be allowed to sell any eatables, cigarettes, guthka or alcohol on board trains.

       The goodies will be sold on board trains on carts and two staffers in uniform will be deputed to sell them between 8 am and 9 pm only. Passengers will be able to buy the products using debit and credit cards.

       Initially, the shopping service will be introduced in two trains in the first phase and subsequently two trains will be added in every phase.

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