A special train to all five Takhts will be flagged off from the Delhi railway station on February 1, announced SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal.
In a press release issued here today, he said the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) would operate the train, which was named ‘Five Takht Express’.
The train will take 10 days and nine nights to cover the five Takhts. The 800-seater air-conditioned train will start from Delhi’s Safdarjung railway station. It will first go to Hazur Sahib in Nanded (Maharashtra), then Patna Sahib (Bihar), Takht Kesgarh in Anandpur Sahib, Akal Takht and finally to Damdama Sahib in Bathinda.
The IRCTC will serve vegetarian food to the pilgrims and will also arrange night stay during the pilgrimage. The fare is Rs 15,750. Read more