Sudip Bandyopadhyay asks a Question on religious tourism circuits


Sir, in the reply, some circuits have been allowed, which covers spiritual circuits, Ramayan circuit, Krishna circuit, Buddhist circuit, Tirthankar circuit and Sufi circuit.

As the Chairman of the Railway Parliamentary Standing Committee, I placed a report in the House on tourism promotion in pilgrim circuits. We discussed these issues very broadly in this report.

My specific question is, whether the government intends to induct ‘Jyotirling circuit’, Jain circuit, Christian circuit, famous temples circuit, with an aim to establish more religious tourism circuits?

Also, tourism is connected with the railway ministry, very broadly. If Railways does not extend their support, the tourism proposals cannot be fulfilled. Whether the Minister of Tourism can make a coordination with the Railway Minister and set up a committee to formulate, and to see that these proposals are implemented more quickly.

And, if necessary, I can give the report to the Hon’ble Minister; you can go through it.

Thank you.