Railway Minister announces introduction of ‘Bharat Gaurav Trains’

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Railway Minister announces introduction of ‘Bharat Gaurav Trains’

  • Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, announced today the introduction of theme-based tourist circuit trains named Bharat Gaurav Trains.
  • The trains will help to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places to the people of India and the world.
  • Under the initiative, Service Provider will be able to offer all inclusive package to tourists

Scope of service

  • Service Providers would be free to decide themes like Guru Kripa trains for covering important places of Sikh culture, Ramayana trains for places connected with Lord Shri Ram etc.
  • Service Provider will offer all inclusive packages to tourists including rail travel, hotel accommodation, sightseeing arrangement, visit to historical/heritage sites, tour guides etc.
  • Full flexibility to decide package cost based on level of services being offered.
  • Choice of coaches suiting the clientele,different segments like luxury, budget etc.
  • Freedom to design/furnish interior of the coaches based on the theme.
  • Branding and advertisement permitted both inside and outside of the train.
  • Train composition will be of 14 to 20 coaches including 2 Guard Vans.

Process of registration

  • Easy one step transparent online registration process with registration fee of Rs 1 (One) Lakh only.
  • Allotment of coaches to all eligible applicants subject to availability.
  • Individual, Partnership Firm, Company, Society, trust, JV/Consortium (Unincorporated/Incorporated) are eligible to register.
  • Right to Use charges and Haulage charges notified in the policy for Service Provider to work out his business model.
  • Right to Use Period: 2-10 years.