Indian Railways to revive steam engines in the hills; Richa Sharma; New Indian Express

India – Mountain Railways of India

In an attempt to popularise steam engines that were a quintessential part of yesteryear Bollywood cinema, among the domestic and foreign tourists in the hills, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new policy.Under the provisions entailed in the proposal, the railways hope to offer attractive discounts and packages to tourists by the respective divisions in consultation with Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation.In order to give a thrust to tourism on Hill railways as well as enhancing the image of the railways, it has been now decided by Railway Board chairman and financial commissioner to delegate decision making on operations at divisional level rather than the higher authorities.

It has been decided that rates for tourist charter as well as individual charter operation in the five Hill railways will be decided at the divisional level by the concerned officer with approval of the divisional railway manager. Earlier, the approval has to be sought from senior level officer,” said the officer.

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