Railways to run special train covering Sikh pilgrimage sites
After special Bharat Gaurav trains to Hindu pilgrimage sites, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is set to run a special train service to places of significance for the Sikh community.
After special Bharat Gaurav trains to Hindu pilgrimage sites, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is set to run a special train service to places of significance for the Sikh community.
The Gurukripa train will run from Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow on April 5 and take pilgrims to gurdwaras and five Takhts in Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Bihar.
A senior Railway Board official said the IRCTC will run the Gururipa Yatra train which will take pilgrims to Gurudwaras in Sitapur, Pilibhit and Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh.
After that its first halt will be in Shri Kesgarh Sahib and then it will go to Anandpur Sahib.From there, it will go via Shri Fatehgarh Sahib to Shri Akal Takht, Amritsar; Shri Damdama Sahib, Bathinda; Shri Hazur Sahib, Nanded-Maharashtra; Shri Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib, Bidar-Karnataka; and Patna Sahib in BIhar and will reach back to Lucknow on April 15.The journey will be of 10 nights and 11 days. The capacity of the tourist train is 678.
The Gurukripa train will have modern sleeper, AC-2 and AC-3 coaches. The fare for sleeper will be ₹19,999 per passenger, while the AC-3 fare will be ₹29,999, and AC-2 fare 39,999.
The train fare includes accommodation for the pilgrims in a good hotel, food, breakfast, bus transportation to and from the station, etc.
In 2019, the Railways had run the Panch Takht Express for pilgrims to visit religious of significance for the Sikh community.