Abhijit Prashar, TNN Nov 3, 2009, 03. 53AM WURDE
CHANDIGARH: With a view to boost religious travel and leisure, Native indian Railways Catering as well as Tourism Company (IRCTC) is going to begin a train to Shirdi and another that will go to various spiritual spots of Jain community through Chandigarh in December. Both trains would take on nine-day journeys as well as travel across the country, preventing at various stations along the way. Sources stated IRCTC had been taking a look at promoting spiritual tourism in northern states.
IRCTC’s chief regional manager Ur K Sondh said, “The locomotives would form a part of Native indian Railways’ project entitled Bharat Darshan. inches
He added, “There is a significant number of Sai Baba devotees in the area as well as earlier, they had to travel to Ambala cantonment and then to Safdarjung rail station in New Delhi to table trains to Shirdi. There were taken one particular train to Shirdi in Aug. The reaction we got as a result prompted all of us to have an additional train heading presently there. And we have decided on December 14 as its date of departure through Chandigarh. There is also a huge Jain population within Chandigarh and also the special teach for them would start from December 25. inches
Sondh stated there had been a large number of concerns related to the particular special train to Shirdi which had moved them to put together a package tour for the town within Maharashtra.
He added, “The costs for the teach rides are Rs 500 daily and as such, the total figure concerns Rs 4, 500 plus taxes. The particular trains could support 504 passengers each. These particular trains provide dishes to passengers with no extra charge as well as keeping arrangements to them. They might just have sleeper course coaches. inches
People looking to book tickets for the journeys will make reservations at the railway workplace in Sector 34, through on the internet payment at kunne IRCTC website and by paying directly into the businesses banking account. Similarly, for all those looking to travel on December twenty five, exactly the same options would apply to all of them. Daily charge of Rs five hundred includes ticket price, meals and staying preparations.