Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve, Minister of State for Railways, Coal and Mines, Government of India, flagged off the “Rampath Yatra Special Train” on 27.11.2021 through video conferencing. Murlidhar Mohol, Mayor, Sunil Kamble, MLA Pune attended the event at Pune station.
Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway Mumbai and Rajni Hasija, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC joined the function through weblink. Renu Sharma, Divisional Railway Manager, Pune Division and other Senior officers of Central Railway and IRCTC were also present at Pune station.
Raosaheb Patil Danve, in his address said that “In line with the appeal by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the campaign ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ was launched to promote tourism in the country. The Rampath Yatra train is a part of the Ramayan Circuit & connects the important places in the journey of Prabhu Ram.” He congratulated Railway administration, especially IRCTC for making all the arrangements like ticketing, accommodation, food, transport, tourist guides etc for devotees in the Rampath Yatra package.
He urged the people to undertake this tour and share their experiences widely thus making the Prime Minister’s ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ campaign and Ramayan Circuit a grand success.
Main Features of Rampath Yatra Train :
“Rampath Yatra” a pilgrimage special tourist train is an all-inclusive tour package covering the important tourist places such as Ayodhya, Nandigram, Varanasi, Prayag, Shringaverpur and Chitrakoot. The booking of this pilgrimage special tourist train done online on IRCTC website and also at Zonal offices, Regional offices and Tourist Facilitation Centers of IRCTC.
Route of Rampath Yatra Special Train –
This Pilgrimage special Pune-Ayodhya-Pune will halt at Lonavala, Panvel, Kalyan, Nashik, Manmad, Chalisgaon, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Khandwa and Itarsi for boarding and deboarding of passengers. The tourist halts have been provided at Ayodhya and Varanasi. The Train composition: five AC-3 tier, five sleeper class and One Pantry car along with 2 luggage cum brake vans.