The Indian Railways plans to introduce mobile ticketing vans in both rural and urban areas to issue reserved and unreserved tickets for the public. The Indian Railways will use departmental vehicles and hired vehicles to serve the locations within the cities for the purpose of checking the telecom connectivity. The Actual costs have not yet been worked out and will be known accurately only after the scheme becomes fully functional.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will also introduce monthly tour packages covering important Buddhist Pilgrimage destinations like Nagarjuna Konda, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Sravasti, Sanchi, Kushinagar, Rajgir, Bodhgaya, and many more places on demand basis. Presently, 2 rail tour packages are run by IRCTC in Orissa covering Buddhist pilgrim destinations, like Dhaulagiri, Khandagiri, Udaygiri, Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri. These packages are offered through regular train service.