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Eco-mine tour: A first-hand experience of the life of a miner

Apr 01, 2017 03:06 IST
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If you are craving a different kind of adventure, head to the Western Coalfields coal mines in Saoner, 45 km from Nagpur for a trip into the deep, dank interiors of the earth. The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) run eco-mine tour will give you a glimpse into the lives of miners who work against the forces of nature. Tourists enter the mine on a unique man-rider system for the first 200 metres. The remaining 1-km trail is on foot. During the tour, tourists experience the interiors of a coal mine and are made aware of various safety measures in place to ensure safety of workers. DM Gokhale, the general manager of the Western Coalfields Ltd feels people tend to connect mines with what they have seen in the movies. So when they go deep underground, it’s a new discovery for them. (Hindustan Times)