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IRCTC to run India's first tourist train connecting India- Nepal from June 21

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Jun 21, 2022 1:00 PM

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The Indian Railways is all set to start the first tourist train under the Bharat Gaurav Train Project from June 21, connecting India to Nepal.

Train will run on Ramayana Circuit

The train will run on the Ramayana Circuit identified under the Ministry of Tourism’s Swadesh Darshan scheme, connecting sacred places associated with the life of Lord Ram.

First Indian rail to cross international boarder

It will cover 8,000 km and connect the two religious cities of Ayodhya and Janakpur in India and Nepal. It is also Indian Railways' first train to cross the international borders and promote tourism.

The AC tourist train will be operated with the assistance of a corporate business associate who will be responsible for providing passengers with on-board and off-board services such as lodging, meals, and local sightseeing.

The 14 coaches of the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train were refurbished at the Alambagh Coach Factory in Lucknow. It now boasts of some of the best in class services and amenities such as aesthetically designed interiors, a kitchen car, onboard security, and bedroll facility among others.

Security services installed in the train

“The tourists will be offered strict vegetarian meals, freshly cooked on board. The train will have an infotainment system, and CCTV cameras and guards will ensure security on board,” an IRCTC official stated.

Destinations train will cover

Some of the other other popular destinations which will be included in the journey include , Nandigram, Sitamarhui, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Pancvati (Nasik), Hampi, Rameshwaram and Bhadrachalam with more popular places of religious importance in the pipeline.

Also Read: Now 24 train tickets can be booked per month on the IRCTC website and app, if ID is linked to Aadhaar

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