Title: An analysis of satisfaction of passenger services offered in premium trains in Indian Railways with reference to northern zone

Authors: Atul Choudhary; Sanjeev Bansal; Anu Prashaant; Prashant Sharma

Addresses: Amity Business School, Amity University, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, India ' Faculty of Management Studies, Amity Business School, Amity University, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, India ' Amity Business School, Amity University, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, India ' IIHMR University, Jaipur, India

Abstract: Due to the growing importance of quality in our life, customers' desire to enjoy a relatively better quality of products or availing superior quality services has been increased. India is the second highly populated country of the world and its rapid population growth also contributes to an increase of people's travelling demands. In India, trains are the cheapest and comfortable mode of travelling especially for long distances. This paper aims to investigate the passengers' perceptions about the service quality of premium trains of northern zone of Indian Railways. The present paper highlights the prominent dimensions in determining the passengers' overall perceived service quality offered by the premium trains of northern railways. The main intent of this study is to present a framework developed for assisting northern railways to monitor and control the quality of services provided to passengers of premium trains such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express.

Keywords: SERVQUAL model; northern railways; passengers' satisfaction; premium trains; service quality.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2021.10041908

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2021 Vol.29 No.2, pp.198 - 210

Received: 02 May 2018
Accepted: 01 May 2019

Published online: 18 Oct 2021 *

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