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‘Bharat Darshan’ tourist trains this summer

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Credit: Nehul Jagdish

Credit: Nehul Jagdish

The Railways will operate four ‘Bharat Darshan’ tourist trains as summer specials, Minister of State for Railways R Velu said.

He said two 16-day ‘Kasi-Gaya-Delhi- Mathura’ trains would be operated at a package cost of Rs 8,395 from May and May 27.

A 12-day ‘Puri Jagnathji Darshan’ train would be run from April 22 at a cost of Rs 6275.

The other two trains were ‘Shirdi Baba Darshan’ for six days from April 4 at a cost of Rs 3145 and eight-day ‘Kasi Yatra’ from April 12 at Rs 4195.

Speaking to Employment & NRI Times on this new service, Harish Chopra, managing director of Travel Pals (India), a Delhi-based tour operator said, “It is a step in the right direction for the pilgrimage tourism boost. The condition in the trains must be kept clean and tidy especially bathroom with toiletries to enjoy the comfort of travel by passengers.

“Option of air conditioners must be kept so that those who want to comfortable journey in the cool condition must be provided at whatever extra cost. The distribution/reservation of such tours should be hassle free via IATA approved travel companies and same should be on Internet/online basis and payment procedure simplified and reasonably structured for the benefit of advance bookings with some token and balance a few weeks in advance,” he added.

However, Harish did not commented on the increased charges by railways for religious tour activities.

Bhavin Toprani, Marketing head of India travelite, a Mumbai-based travel company, said, “They should not increase fares, if they are doing so, there give quality and better service to passengers.

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Written by newzjockey

April 13, 2007 at 8:01 am

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