Iconic Rajdhani Express train to complete 50 years of journey tomorrow


Iconic Rajdhani Express train to complete 50 years of journey tomorrow

India’s iconic Rajdhani Express is set to complete a golden journey of 50 years on Sunday, March 3, and the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (ICRTC) has planned to make the occasion a special one by treating passengers of the 12301 Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express that departs Kolkata on Sunday.

It was on the same route that the high-profile train had travelled for the first time in 1969. Rajdhani Express, India’s first luxury train, has more competitors today but its stature still remains as high as it was always.

According to a Times of India report, the son of the catering inspector of the first train in 1969 — Ratan Chandra Chandra — will be in charge of the celebrations on the 50th anniversary. Read More

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