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Tourist train dedicated to Ambedkar to start journey on Feb 14

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur (Maha) 

A special tourist train launched by the Railways covering prominent places associated with Lord Buddha and started in memory of chief Constitution maker B R Ambedkar will commence its journey from February 14 from

The train, 'Samantha Express', has been launched by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

Addressing a press conference here, said the train is offering one of the most affordable tour packages.

The train will cover Chaityabhoomi (Mumbai), Mhow (Indore), Bodhgaya (Gaya), Sarnath (Varanasi), Lumbini (Nautanwa), Kushinagar (Gorakhpur) and (Nagpur), all places linked with either Lord Buddha or Ambedkar.

Boarding provisions for passengers will be provided at Nagpur, Wardha, Badnera, Akola, Bhusawal, Jalgaon, Chalisgaon, Manmad, Nasik and CSMT-Mumbai, Malkhede said.

All inclusive fare for the train will take care of accommodation, transportationand meals of passengers, he said.

Package for 11 days will cost Rs 10,395 per person for standard category and Rs 12,705 per person for comfort category, he added.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 22:35 IST