Special Tourist Train Sevice – Unity Express: Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is running a special train service between Rajkot and Shirdi on 31 October 2018, Wednesday. Called the Unity Express, the special train service will run from Rajkot in Gujarat to Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Trivendrum, Tirupati, Shirdi and Shani Singnapur. The boarding and de-boarding stations will be Rajkot, Surendranagar, Viramgam, Sabarmati, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat and Kalyan. The special tourist train package will include all meals, sightseeing as well as transportation. The Unity Express special train service will cover several iconic pilgrim sites.
According to a TOI report, the Unity Express train will leave Rajkot at 12:50 AM for Rameshwaram and will reach Rameshwaram on 3 November, 2018. From there, it will take passengers to Madurai, Nagarcoil, Kochuveli, Renigunta and Shirdi. Rajkot Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) P B Ninawe was quoted in the report saying that the route and places are mixture of religious places and tourists places. The accommodation will be provided by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) at various places along with food on board and off board to the passengers. Also, special bus services have been arranged for sight seeing, the DRM added. Read more