Operation of Theme- Based Bharat Gaurav Trains over Indian Railways
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
No. 2021 / Tourism / 140 / 03
New Delhi, dated: 23-11-2021
The General Managers
All Zonal Railways
(Commercial Circular No. 14 of 2021)
Sub:- Operation of Theme – Based ‘Bharat Gaurav Trains’’ over Indian Railways
Objective – Showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places to the people of India and the world, through Bharat Gaurav Trains (Theme- based Tourist Circuit trains).
Brief Scope of Policy:
Indian Railways aims to leverage the core strengths of the professionals of the tourism sector to run theme based trains to tap the vast tourist potential of India.
Under this scheme, registered Service Providers shall be offered rakes under “Right to Use” model by Indian Railways (IR) for operations of Bharat Gaurav Trains. Service Providers shall also have the option of procurement of new coaches directly from production units through the NRC (Non Railway Customer) plan.
The Service Provider shall have the flexibility to decide the business model including themes, routes, itinerary, tariff and other attributes connected with this model.
Modalities for operation of Theme based ‘Bharat Gaurav Trains’
I. Identification of Coaches
1.1 Indian Railways shall initially earmark the pool of ICF coaches to be utilized under this scheme in various categories viz AC-I, AC-II, AC-III, SL, AC . Chair car (CG), Pantry and SLR (Guard Van). The list of such coaches as on date along with their location is enclosed as Annexure -1 for the purpose of inspection by service provider only. Physical allocation of the coaches may be the same or similar type of coaches. Later other categories of coaches will also be offered. In case’ any service provider wishes to take other types of coaches, then such coaches will be made available on receiving demand. The pricing for other coaches will be different from the pricing for the coaches offered now.
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