Buddhist circuit train of India gets world-class upgrades
India’s Buddhist circuit train gets world-class upgrades; ready to woo travellers
According to latest reports, the Buddhist circuit train in India got enhanced features and an upgrade by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The train was flagged off from the Safdarjung Railway Station on December 8, 2018. The new train will be covering all important destinations related to Buddha’s life.
The train will follow the following route – Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Varanasi, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Sravasti, and will end with a tour of the Taj Mahal. The new deluxe train is a far cry from the ones that has been in existence for the last ten years. The train now has 12 state-of-the-art LHB coaches, along with four first AC coaches, two second AC coaches, one kitchen car, two dining cars, one staff car, and two power cars.
The upgrades on the train are impressive, as the coaches are more spacious, with individual lockers, and more such amenities. The bathrooms in the train have been fixed with geysers and shower. The second class coaches on the other hand now have undergone changes in design, and include single-seater sofas. Moreover there is no a mini library, and a foot massager.
IRCTC has also taken care of passengers’ dining requirements, as the kitchen comes with state-of-the-art equipments, such as ice cube making machines, and chest freezer, deep freezer, among other things. Then you also have hot plate dispenser, microwave oven, coffee machine, and dish wash machine.
The train also has two dining cars, with 64 seat capacity in each, and the train is also under CCTV camera for better security of passengers. The Buddhist circuit train for tourists really has not left any stone unturned to make it a world class facility.
Except for the title, all content here is from The Times of India.