Housefull 4 is the first film to hop onto ‘Promotion on Wheels’ trainhttps://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/housefull-4-akshay-kumar-promotion-on-wheels-special-train-irctc-6071453/

Housefull 4 is the first film to hop onto ‘Promotion on Wheels’ train

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.

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The makers of Akshay Kumar-starrer Housefull 4 have already booked a train for the film’s promotion.

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.

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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.