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Several railways were built in the mountainous regions of Indiamarker. Collectively they are known as the Mountain railways of India:

The collective designation refers to the current project by the Indian government to nominate a representative example of its historic railways to UNESCOmarker as a World Heritage Site.

History

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railwaymarker was recognized in 1999, while the Nilgiri Mountain Railway was added as an extension to the site in 2005 and Kalka-Shimla Railway was added as an extension in 2008. They were recognized for being "outstanding examples of bold, ingenious engineering solutions for the problem of establishing an effective rail link through a rugged, mountainous terrain." .

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