The Cultural and Heritage Committee of the Railway Board have announced a special five-coach train dedicated to poet and social reformer, Rabindranath Tagore.
The train, which is meant to commemorate Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary, will start running on May 9.
Tagore’s works in the field of arts and literature will be showcased in the train that would be flagged off from Delhi and continue on its journey to all states of the country. The train will halt at each station for a few days, giving people a chance to visit it.
"This train will run across all states and complete its journey in one year," said Souli Mitra, chairperson, Rail Heritage and Cultural Committee.
The timetable and the schedule of stops for the train are yet to be decided. The committee also plans to bridge cultural gaps in India by starting more trains crisscrossing the north, south, east and west.
"We are planning to extend the inter-state trains to the ends of the country and thus help promote and spread culture," added Mitra.