Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways will run a special train named as 'Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra' which will carry senior citizens from Northern parts of Odisha to Haridwar under the Odisha government's pilgrimage scheme. Odisha government will sponsor the pilgrimage and the special train will run on December 13 (Friday) from Balasore to Haridwar.
While Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be running the special train for and on behalf of Odisha government, East Coast Railway (ECoR) will be providing the infrastructural facilities within the train.
Here are the details of the train.
The 'Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra' train- Bhubaneswar-Haridwar-Bhubaneswar, with numbers 08415/08416 will leave Balasore at 11:00 am on December 13 and reach Haridwar at 10: 15 pm on December 14. The train will return from Haridwar on December 16 at 10:00 pm and will reach Balasore on December 18 at around 10:15 am.
The train will run on Bhadrak-Balasore-Hijli-Adra-Gomoh-Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Jn.-Varanasi-Lucknow-Moradabad route.
This special train will have 15 Sleeper Class, 2 Guard cum luggage vans and 1 Pantry Car bogies.
The pilgrims in the special train will visit various pilgrim destinations like Haridwar, Mansadevi Temple, Har ki Pauri and Ramjhula & Laxmanjhula at Hrisikesh during their journey.
For more details of the special train, passengers can visit IRCTC website at www.irctctourism.com. Passengers also can make their queries about the pilgrimage by calling +91 8287932231.