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The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu arriving Parliament House to present the Railway Budget 2016-17, in New Delhi on February 25, 2016. The Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha is also seen.

Railways to Partner with State Govts to Operate Tourist Circuit Trains

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today said that Tourism holds great potential for economic development and job creation.

Indian Raileays will be partnering with the State Governments for operating tourist circuit trains and explore the possibility of a revenue sharing model. Indian Railways have recently upgraded our National Rail Museum. Promotion of tourism through Railway museums and UNESCO world heritage Railways will be our special focus.

Railway Minister also added that India’s rich bio diversity and wildlife is one of the mainstays of Incredible India campaign. Last year, Indian Railways initiated a project to target reduction in elephant collisions, especially in North Eastern states.

This year, to spread awareness about the country’s National Animal, the Tiger, Indian Railways will offer complete packages including train journey, safaris and accommodation to cover the wildlife circuit comprising Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh.


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