On the occasion of the 132nd birth anniversary of social reformer BR Ambedkar, a special tourist train has been launched from New Delhi that will take passengers to various cities associated with him across the country. The train, named Bharat Gaurav, will tour the Ambedkar Circuit and was flagged off by Union Minister of Tourism G Kishan Reddy and Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Virendra Kumar from the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. The tour, which will last for seven nights and eight days, will cover important sites in Maharashtra and Bihar.
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Objective of the Bharat Gaurav Tourist train tour on Ambedkar Circuit:
The main objective of this tourist train is to provide passengers with an insight into the life and accomplishments of BR Ambedkar. Additionally, it aims to promote domestic tourism and the idea of “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat”. The train comprises 11 3rd AC coaches and charges Rs 29,440 for a single passenger, covering travel expenses, boarding, food, and local sightseeing. The tour includes visits to important locations such as BR Ambedkar’s birthplace in Mhow and “Dikshabhhumi” in Nagpur, as well as various Buddhist sites in Gaya, Nalanda, Rajgir, and Sanchi.