Indian Railways is launching three more Ramayana Express trains from different parts of the country. According to officials, the first one, which will be starting from November 14 from Delhi to Chennai received a good response from the public. The Ramayana circuit will be cover the locations associated with the Hindu epic ‘Ramayana’ across the country and is turning into a new mode for revenue of Indian Railways.
The seats of the Ramayana Express were sold out within 15 days of the announcement of the train on July 7 for its inaugural ride, according to a report by Hindustan Times. Special tourist trains usually have an occupancy rate of 50- 60 per cent.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is all set to launch similar trains from Madurai, Jaipur and Rajkot. All the trains, including the Ramayana Express will cover Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram along with Hanuman Garhi, Ramkot and the Kanak Bhawan temple. Read more