Forget WFH! IRCTC Launches Work From Hotel Package Starting At Rs 10,000 With Free WiFi, Food & A View

Forget WFH! IRCTC Launches Work From Hotel Package Starting At Rs 10,000 With Free WiFi, Food & A View

From the first wave of Covid-19, we could figure out that work from home is possible.

But the second wave has confirmed that the work from home culture is here to stay. 


Change Of Scenery

Citing the same, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has come up with a new initiative.

As part of this, they are aiming to provide easy services to people looking for a change in view but still work within the safety of four walls.

In simple words, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Railways has launched a special ‘work from hotel’ package.

In this package, IRCTC will provide professionals a “refreshing and soothing ambiance” in hotel rooms in Kerala as an alternative to the ‘work from home’ setup.

Basically, the initiative is being done by the Railways’ catering and tourism arm’s.

This effort is to rekindle confidence among guests to step out for availing hospitality services in the post COVID world, according to a statement released by IRCTC.

How Much IRCTC Package Costs?

If we talk about the pricing, the package per person on triple occupancy for five-night stay starts from Rs 10,126.

This includes disinfected rooms, all three meals, twice tea/coffee, complimentary wi-fi, secured parking space for vehicles, and travel insurance.

An Initiative For Post Covid-19 World

In the statement, IRCTC said, “In the ongoing lockdown period, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has launched exclusive packages for professionals to continue with their work with a different yet refreshing and soothing ambiance from the comfort of hotel rooms, wherein they can relax and enjoy along with their routine,”.

God’s Own Country – Kerala 

Further, said, “Working away from the typical office setting has become the new normal during these pandemic times. Professionals can pick their favorite destination in Kerala among the list of hotels offered under the ‘work from hotel’ concept,”.

At the starting stage, the platform will offer professional locations including  Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, Marari (Alleppey), Kovalam, Wayanad, and Cochin.

The minimum duration of the package would be five nights which can further be extended on prorate basis.

The statement also mentioned that similar packages for other locations are also being explored.

IRCTC Hygiene Standards

While talking about hygiene, the statement said, “Stringent COVID safety protocols and high standard of hygiene is maintained. The packages can be booked online through the IRCTC website or IRCTC tourism mobile apps – android and IOS,”.

It is noteworthy here that the package does not include any sightseeing as they are designed keeping COVID-19 in mind.

The Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday shows that India saw a record rise in COVID-19 deaths with 4,205 fresh fatalities taking the country’s death toll to 2,54,197.

At the same time, 3,48,421 new coronavirus infections were reported.

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