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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Train to cover Panj Takhts from Chandigarh next week

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, April 11, 2014
First Published: 11:39 IST(11/4/2014) | Last Updated: 18:08 IST(11/4/2014)

Providing an opportunity for devotees to cover all the Panj Sikh Takths at one stretch, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) will run the special ‘Panj Takht Train’ from local railway station on April 18.

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The train will cover five takhts of Sikh religion, including Hazur Sahib Gurdwara in Nanded, Patna Sahib Gurdwara in Patna, Gurdwara Damdama Sahib in Bathinda, Harminder Sahib in Amritsar and at last Anandpur Sahib Gurdwara at Anandpur Sahib. The train will return to Chandigarh on April 28.

Besides Chandigarh, the train can be boarded from SAS Nagar, New Morinda, Sirhind, Rajpura, Patiala, Dhuri, Bathinda and Delhi Safdurjung.

Deboarding is allowed at Delhi Safudujung, SAS Nagar and Chandigarh and other places on the return journey as desired by the passengers.

IRCTC’s chief re gional manager RK Sondh here at the regional office in Sector 34 said the journey would be in sleeperclass coaches and passengers would be given both on-board and off-board catering services, including morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner.

Arrangements shall also be made for accommodation of all the passengers at respective Takht Sahibs. Transportation, security and housekeeping facilities will also be taken care off.

“The package cost for the trip is 9,072 per person inclusive of all taxes. Booking could be done through our online booking portal www.railtourismindia.com. Counter booking options were also available through our regional office in Sector 34, Chandigarh.”

IRCTC has also planned to run ‘Teen Takht Train’ on April 18 from Chandigarh, covering three takhts, including Hazur Sahib Gurdwara in Nanded, Patna Sahib Gurdwara in Patna and Gurdwara Damdama Sahib at Bathinda.

Bookings are open for this train also. The train will return to Chandigarh on April 26. The package of the trip is 7,422 per person including taxes.

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