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IRCTC to run `Bharat Darshan`

Last Updated: Friday, January 9, 2009 - 00:00

Bhopal, Jan 08: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will run a 12-day special train, Bharat Darshan, taking passengers around several religious and tourist places across the country from January 24, an IRCTC spokesperson said on Thursday.
The train, that has a capacity to accomodate 480 passengers, would start from here and reach Madgaon in Goa on January 26 while going en route through Ujjain, Vadodara, Mumbai and Pune, the spokesperson said.

Bookings for the train have already begun and on the opening day, 110 persons had already bought tickets which cost Rs 6,186, he said.

After spending two days and a night in Goa, the train would leave for Kanyakumari, popular for memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda and glorious sunrises and sunsets, he said.

From Kanyakumari, the train would go to Rameshwaram, known for its temples and reach Chennai on the morning of February one, he added.

The train would return to Bhopal on the night of February four, the spokesperson said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, January 9, 2009 - 00:00
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