Railways plan around the country trip in 12 days

LUCKNOW: There is still time to go when `Bharat darshan’ train will take passengers around the country literally. Those willing to be on-board can book a ticket. The train has been proposed by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). It will run for 12 days beginning August 28. The package cost for the train is Rs 6,156 per person. The train will depart from New Delhi on August 28 and will pass through Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow (arrival at 0200 hours and departure at 0210 hours), Puri, Ganga Sagar (Kolkata), Gaya, Varanasi, Allahabad, Indore and New Delhi. It will return via Lucknow on September 8 (arrival at 1000 hours) to Delhi on the same day.

Those willing to know more about the train can contact IRCTC regional office, Lucknow at 0522-2305566 and 2305522 or can log on to the website http://www.railtourismindia.com, said an official release from IRCTC. There are also some facilities provided for this train, like confirmed train tickets in sleeper class, accommodation facilities at various places, all vegetarian meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner and sight seeing at all the above mentioned places by a non-AC vehicle.

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