Travel Tips: IRCTC will launch 5 trains for pilgrims under Bharat Jodo Yatra, read the information!
Lucknow To increase its revenue through religious tourism, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon start five special trains exclusively for religious pilgrimage. According to IRCTC, the coaches of these trains have been designed keeping in mind the convenience of the pilgrims. There will be enough space in the coaches for conducting bhajans, kirtans, and even langar.
In the first phase, five new special trains with 14 coaches have been designed on the proposal of IRCTC. Trains are being manufactured at the Coach Factory in Rae Bareli on the orders of the Ministry of Railways. "The development comes under the Prime Minister's dream project of Bharat Gaurav Yatra," said Ajit Kumar Sinha, chief regional manager, of IRCTC.
He said, "The first rake of the new tourist train will be ready by March 25. Its trial run will start on April 1. Similarly, the trial run of the first Bharat Gaurav Yatra on the Amritsar route with the new train will be done on April 5. The month will be for two religious pilgrimages.
According to Railways, Bharat Gaurav Yatra Yojana is the concept of operating tourist trains on theme-based circuits. The journeys undertaken in these trains are on various circuits which are offered as tour packages. Services like off-board travel and excursion by buses, hotels to stay, tour guides, meals, travel insurance, etc. are provided along with comfortable train travel and associated onboard services.
There will be sleeper class, second ac, and premium class coaches.
One thousand devotees will be able to travel at a time.
Three western and one Indian toilet in each coach.
All types of mobile chargers.
Food will be prepared in the pantry car. A cylinder will not be used.