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Bharat Gaurav Scheme

Bharat Gaurav Scheme:

The Indian Railways announced recently, that it will operate a tourist train to Kashmir Valley under the Bharat Gaurav scheme.

  • Indian Railways(Ministry of Railways) launched the operation of the theme-based Bharat Gaurav train in 2021.
  • It was announced under the theme-based tourist circuit trains.
  • These trains will be run, by both private players and IRCTC.
  • Under the scheme, now trains have a third segment for tourism.
  • Till now, the Railways had passenger segments and goods segments.
  • These trains are not regular trains that will run as per a timetable.
  • It will be more on the lines of the Ramayana Express being run by the IRCTC.
  • The train originates from Coimbatore.
  • Objective is to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places to the people of India and the world, through Bharat Gaurav Trains.
  • According to the Bharat Gaurav policy, any operator or service provider, or virtually anyone, can lease trains from Indian Railways to run on a theme-based circuit as a special tourism package.