Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Sept 25: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) will flag off the special ‘Bharat Gaurav’ train from Godda station on October 25 that will carry 800 passengers on a tour of religious places of South India.
Addressing a press meet on Monday, IRCTC’s Chief Supervisor Nikhil Prasad informed that the special train, ‘Bharat Gaurav’ will have eight sleeper and three AC coaches. The coaches will be equipped with Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB) technology.
Bookings will be available for 590 sleeper class and 210 AC class travellers. The journey, commencing from Godda on October 25 will include 11 day and 12 night travel schedule. Ticket prices for the tour, as informed by the IRCTC Chief Supervisor Nikhil Prasad had been fixed at Rs 33,300 for AC Standard, Rs 36,400 for AC Comfort, and Rs 21,390 for sleeper class.
The itinerary of the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ train will include multiple stops, starting from Godda and passing through Bhagalpur, Kahalgaon, Sahibganj, Barharwa, Pakur, Rampurhat, Bolpur Shantiniketan, Bardhaman, Kolkata, Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, and Khurda Road Junction. Passengers originating from Tatanagar can board at Khagarpur, with the railways providing fare coverage from Tatanagar to Kharagpur.
“IRCTC ensures that travellers will receive class-appropriate facilities, including vegetarian meals and passenger insurance. The train will also feature security personnel and medical provisions. Tickets can be booked through irctctourism.com or at railway counters.”
The religious sojourn will include visits to renowned destinations such as Tirupati, Meenakshi Temple, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, and Trivandrum. IRCTC will arrange hotel accommodations for AC class passengers and dormitories for sleeper class travellers, ensuring a comfortable stay throughout the journey.
The press meet was addressed by Nikhil Prasad, Chief Supervisor of IRCTC Tourism, along with Sukhdev Behera and Madhubanti Roy Choudhary.