Spectacular heritage train!!

Spectacular heritage train!!

The Patalpani-Kalakund heritage train was introduced by the Western zone of Indian Railways on December 25, 2018.The picturesque rail route between Patalpani and Kalakund in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district offers amazing views of lush-green mountain ranges and spectacular waterfalls.The 9.5 km-long train route comprises 4 tunnels, 24 sharp turns and 41 bridges.The train service has been started by the Piyush Goyal Railway Ministry, in a bid to preserve the iconic British-era meter gauge rail line between Patalpani and Kalakund.Now, the meter gauge rail line has been converted into a broad gauge line.The rail line has become quite popular, of late, because of the spellbinding views of the mountain ranges and waterfalls that it offers to passengers.The Chief-Spokesperson of Western Railway Ravinder Bhakar stated that in order to attract tourists around the globe, railway stations, rest houses and other service buildings on the Patalpani-Kalakund section have been decorated, and about 2 dozen tourist spots have been developed along the route.From Dr Ambedkar Nagar railway station at 11:05 AM the heritage train takes off and reaches Kalakund railway station at 1:25 PM.For the return journey, the train starts from Kalakund railway station at 2:55 PM and arrives at Dr Ambedkar Nagar station at 3:40 PM. There are two types of coaches, i.e. reserved and unreserved.The fare per passenger for the 12 seats in the first three rows is Rs. 240, for the to-and-fro journey, while for the remaining rows, the fare stands at Rs. 200 per passenger. The fare journey for unreserved category is Rs.20.

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