New Delhi, Feb 28 : Railways on Thursday announced that steam engines and vistadome coaches will soon be running in Dudhwa National Park in Terai of Uttar Pradesh, adding that a heritage railway line between Patalpani and Kalakund has also been opened.
Unveiling the coffee table book on Patalpani-Kalakund Heritage Railway at National Rail Museum here on the culmination of Heritage Week being observed by Indian Railways across the nation, Railway Board Member (rolling stock) Rajesh Agrawal told a gathering that the stretch between Patalpani and Kalakund has been preserved by the Western Railways within three months and converted into a Heritage line stretching around nine-and-a half km.
'It has become a major tourist attraction as the Heritage train stops in between at some scenic spots where passengers can deboard and take selfies and pictures,' he added.
Hailing the steam engine and its heritage value, the Member Rolling Stock also announced that soon vistadome coaches and steam engine will run on the stretch once environment clearance is received.
Also, Dudhwa National Park will have a steam engine train soon, Mr Agrawal said.
National Rail Museum Director Amit Saurastri highlighted the various efforts taken around the nation to mark this crucial Heritage Week which included various functions and events in every zone, including heritage walks for specially-abled children. UNI