Indian Railways to promote heritage tourism

Indian Railways is planning to promote heritage tourism by conserving the existing 5m gauge railway tracks. The tracks proposed for the conservation project includes the Visavadar-Talala line in Gujarat (42.27 km) that passes through the Gir forest in Gujarat.

Mhow-Patalpani-Kalakand line in Madhya Pradesh (16 km). Mavli Junction-Marwar Junction line in Rajasthan (162 km), Mahur-Harangjao line in Assam (47 km) and the Nanpur-Mailani metre-gauge line in Uttar Pradesh (171 km), that passes inside the Dudhwa Tiger reserve. The tracks were built during the British ruling period.

Meanwhile, the Railways currently focus on building and preserving the existing railway networks, on a vision to promote the rich heritage of railways for the tourists.

India also houses one of the oldest forms of mountain railways, spread across different states – Nilgiri Mountain Railway (TamilNadu), Kangra Valley Railway, Darjeeling Himalayan train (West Bengal), Kalka-Shimla railway, and the Matheran Railway (Maharashtra).