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‘Bharat Gaurav Scheme: Railways to run 190 Theme based trains’

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Union Railway Minister Mr Ashwini Vaishnav  has  announced that the Indian Railway will  launch a new segment of trains for tourism called 'Bharat Gaurav'. These will be theme-based trains.

Theme Based Trains 

Theme based trains means trains which are run to cater a particular theme like Ramanaya Trains which goes to places associated with Lord Rama or Guru Kripa Trains that cover places of Sikh culture. 

Bharat Gaurav Trains 

  • These trains can be operated by Government owned Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) or by Private operators 
  • The private operator can take the train on lease from Indian Railways and will have the freedom to decide the route and fare of these trains .
  • These are not regular trains, they are exclusive tourist trains to showcase India’s culture and heritage.
  • Packages of these tourist trains might include hotel accommodation, sightseeing arrangements and visits to historical/heritage sites.

At Present Indian Railways operates two types of Trains:

  •  Passenger trains and 
  •  Freight Trains also known as Goods trains.

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