The ‘Shri Ramayana Express’, which can carry 800 passengers, started its service from November 14. The train was flagged off from Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi.
This latest offering by Indian Railways is named after Lord Ram and will cover destinations associated with the mythological character in India and Sri Lanka.
People from as far as Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh were part of the maiden journey – many of them claimed they were active BJP workers and supporters, while others said they were drawn to the train by advertisements. Read More