Ludhiana: Under Punjab government’s Chief Minister Tirath Darshan Yatra Scheme, a special train ferrying pilgrims from Ludhiana to Sri Hazoor Sahib (Nanded) was flagged off by Ludhiana (East) MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon from Railway Station, Ludhiana on Sunday. This train is carrying more than 1000 pilgrims and 30 officials. Ranjit Singh Dhillon said that the train will have around 15 coaches and would return to Ludhiana on April 22, 2016. He stated that the Punjab government will pay for this comfortable journey enabling people to have darshan of the holy places in Nanded. He said that to facilitate passengers, help counter and welcome counter will also be set up at the railway station. The employees deputed at these counters will help passengers in every possible way.
He said that any pilgrim can undertake this pilgrimage by simply giving his or her medical fitness medical fitness certificate and requisite identity proof. He added that the railways will provide meals thrice a day to all the passengers aboard the train. He also appealed the passengers to carry the berth number, medical fitness certificate, one passport size photo, original of any government issued identity card, bedding and clothes as per requirement. He appealed the people to not leave their seats once they have occupied it. Also carrying arms aboard the train is strictly prohibited. Prominent among those present on the occasion included Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat, SDM (East) Paramjit Singh, SOI Zonal President and Director Youth Development Board Meetpal Singh Dugri, DTO Dalwinderjit Singh, besides several others.
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