Indian Luxury Train Maharajas' Express Set To Operate In Mexico

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    NEW DELHI: India’s super luxury Maharajas’ Express is all set to chug into Latin America with the Mexican government approaching Indian Railways to start a similar service in their country to provide royal experience for tourists. The Mexican ambassador to India, Melba Maria Pria Olavarrieta, is taking a keen interest in the project and the country has proposed rail projects worth Rs 30,000 crore to India. But India has raised concerns about mafias active in the country and demanded security for workers. Kidnapping, carjacking and robbery by organized criminal groups is a serious problem in Mexico. According to statistics published by the Mexican Secretaria de Gobernacion (SEGOB), in 2013 kidnappings nationwide increased 20 per cent over the previous year. Additionally, Mexico suffered an estimated 1,05,682 kidnappings in 2012; only 1,317 were reported to the police.
    Maharajas’ Express has won the World Travel Award in the category of ‘World’s Leading Luxury Train’ for three consecutive year starting 2012. A delegation led by Mexican Tourism secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu has already discussed the proposal with IRCTC CMD AK Manocha in December 2014. This is the first time that any country has approached India with a proposal to run a luxury train. Olavarrieta is regularly following up on the issue and both sides are scheduled to hold another round of talks this week. Mexico has already given a detailed presentation of their requirement and specifications to IRCTC and the PSU has to also give details of their concerns if they want to go ahead with project. According to IRCTC, Mexico has selected the Maharajas after studying 13 other luxury trains in the world.

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