The Centre has decided to give a special treatment and high comfort level to Pravasi Bharatiya who intends to visit to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad early next year. The Government has instructed railways to activate its vast resources and scale up deployment of such trains to carry up to 5,000 delegates who will be in Prayagraj in Allahabad.
In this regard the Indian Railways has firmed up plans to run special ‘Pravasi Bharti’ trains between Allahabad and Delhi to ferry delegates of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Railway officials said the national transporter will convert all third AC coaches of the special trains to second AC coaches for providing more comfort to delegates. The 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas will be held in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi from January 21 to 23.
The Indian diaspora attending the event will get an opportunity to participate in the ‘Kumbh Snan’, preparations for which have been made at the sangam for the delegates. Those interested in participating in the holy bath have to register on the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas website till November 15. Read more
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