Come April, Railways to begin Sikh shrine tour

Come April, Railways to begin Sikh shrine tour

Tribune Information Service

Shubhadeep Choudhury

New Delhi, February 21

The Railways on Tuesday introduced that it might launch in April Guru Kirpa Yatra, an unique service by its Bharat Gaurav Vacationer Prepare to provide the passengers a tour of main Sikh shrines within the nation over the course of 11 days.

The Railways has been already operating related service by Bharat Gaurav Vacationer Trains for Hindu pilgrimages.

The service is be launched from Lucknow on April 5. Passengers will get a possibility to go to revered websites of Sikhism, together with the 5 Holy Takhts, the Railways mentioned.

The tour will embrace go to to Kesgarh Sahib Gurdwara and Virasat-e-khalsa at Anandpur Sahib, Gurdwara Patalpuri Sahib at Kiratpur Sahib, Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib at Sirhind, Akal Takht Sahib and Harmandir Sahib at Amritsar, Damdama Sahib at Bathinda, Takht Sachkhand Hazur Sahib at Nanded, Gurdwara Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib at Bidar and Takht Sri Patna Sahib at Patna.

Operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Company (IRCTC), the practice can have 9 sleeper class coaches, one AC-3 tier and one AC-2 tier coach. The practice can have a capability of carrying 678 passengers with majority within the price range section.

A pilgrim must pay Rs 48,275 for 2A, Rs 36,196 for 3A and Rs 24,127 for sleeper class. If two or extra individuals are travelling in a gaggle, every passenger can pay Rs 39,999 for 2A, Rs 29,999 for 3A and Rs 19,999 for sleeper class.

For youngsters, the fare can be Rs 37,780, Rs 28,327 and Rs 18,882 for every of the three lessons, respectively.

The bundle will embrace journey in ergonomically designed coaches, on-board and off-board meals, lodging in high quality inns, full street transfers together with sightseeing.


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