Big plans! How Indian Railways aims to generate Rs 350 crore profit from the Kalka-Shimla route


Big plans! How Indian Railways aims to generate Rs 350 crore profit from the Kalka-Shimla route

Vistamdome, Europe-like coaches, Hop-on-hop-off service and much more – Indian Railways has made its Kalka-Shimla toy train much more attractive for tourists! The heritage Kalka-Shimla toy train route will be completely revamped.

The route, which has 102 tunnels, is now getting a Vistadome coach that offers panoramic views, an infotainment system, a hop-on hop off option, and a faster average speed. The Kalka-Shimla rail is a UNESCO World heritage line of the Indian Railways.

The need for this revamp has arisen from the fact that the route is incurring an annual loss of Rs 70 crore. Officials quoted in an HT report said that the changes and renovation of the heritage line could help them get an annual turnover of Rs 500 crore, which would mean a profit of about Rs 350 crore! Here are 5 cool facts about the newly revamped Kalka-Shimla line Read More

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