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Portillo's ticket to an Indian adventure.

FORMER Cabinet minister Michael Portillo is embarking on a journey around India in his latest television series about railways.

The 64-year-old politician turned presenter, pictured, has already enjoyed success with Great British Railway Journeys, Great Continental Railway Journeys and Great American Railroad Journeys. His latest adventure, to be shown in the autumn, will see him travelling through India's mountains and deserts, visiting temples and meeting maharajas, while armed with a 1913 copy of Bradshaw's Handbook Of Indian, Foreign And Colonial Travel.

Along the way, Portillo will look at how imperial railways designed by British engineers spread ideas of independence among millions of Indians. He said: "Exploring the subcontinent by rail exposed me to its extraordinary vivacity, colour and noise; and introduced me to the new high-tech India."

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Date:Jun 20, 2017
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