Rail Budget 2016 proposes Tourist Circuit Trains for Kanha, Pench & Bandhavgarh

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2016, 14:53 PM IST
Rail Budget 2016 proposes Tourist Circuit Trains for Kanha, Pench & Bandhavgarh
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Zee Media Bureau

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

This year, to spread awareness about our 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. 

Indian Railways 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.