For the past 73 years, the train has provided free rides.

The Bhakra train is operated by the Bhakra Beas Management Board . The decision to waive the fare was made to encourage visitors to visit the dam in 1948 .

In India, are one of the most cost-effective and reliable ways to travel the country's length and breadth, especially in the most remote regions.India is said to have the fourth-largest railway network, with over 22,593 trains operating that transport freight as well as passengers for a modest fare.But, one of these trains hasn't been charging passengers any fare for the past 73 years.The Bhakra train, which plies along the Punjab border regions, connects commuters from Nangal to Bhakar, covers a short distance of 13 kilometers, passing along the Sutlej River and through the Shivalik Hills, operated by the Bhakra Beas Management Board.The decision to waive the fare was made to encourage visitors to visit the dam in 1948.

The train is still operating fare-free for seven decades, serving both BBMB employees and visitors alike.The Bhakra train is projected to carry around 300 passengers a day from 25 nearby villages, with the bulk of the passengers being students.