IRCTC to Start ‘Bharat Darshan Yatra’
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is all set to start the ‘Bharat Darshan–Dakshin Bharat Yatra’. The Bharat Darshan Yatra will be started from December 12 on the theme of- Show India to Indians. This Yatra will start from Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
How the Yatra will run?
The train comprise of 12 sleeper coaches, one 3-tier AC coach and a pantry car. Standard fare for sleeper coaches will be Rs 7,140 while for the three-tier AC will be Rs 8,610. The facility of night stays for all the tourists will be made at dormitories or dharmasalas by the IRCTC itself. Further, the train also have the facility of boarding and de-boarding at Secunderabad, Nellore, Khammam, Vijayawada,Ongole, Warangal, and Renigunta. The tourists boarding the train would be provided with the morning tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner and a water bottle per day. The authorities will also arrange non-AC bus transportation on sharing basis. There would also be the facilities of tourist escort and security in side the train.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)
The IRCTC is a subsidiary organisation of the Indian Railways. The organisation was incorporated in the Indian Railways on September 27, 1999. It handles the online ticketing, tourism and catering & hospitality operations of Indian railways. IRCTC has 5 Zonal Offices at New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Secundrabad and Chennai. The chairman and the managing director of the IRCTC is Mahendra Pratap Mall.
Private train by IRCTC
IRCTC recently, on 24th May 2017, started its first private and fastest train of the country . The train has been named as “Tejas”. It runs from Mumbai to Goa.