Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off the Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra special train which will run from Balasore to Haridwar. Naveen flagged off the train through Video Conferencing from Lokseva Bhavan.
The train will carry senior citizens from Northern parts of Odisha to Haridwar under the Odisha government’s pilgrimage scheme. The special train carrying senior citizens will visit different pilgrimages reroute from December 13 from Balasore to Haridwar.
The ‘Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra’ train will leave from Balasore at 11:00 am on December 13 and reach Haridwar at 10: 15 pm on December 14. The train will return from Haridwar on December 16 at 10:00 pm and will reach Balasore on December 18 at around 10:15 am. This special train will have 15 Sleeper Class, 2 Guard cum luggage vans and 1 Pantry Car bogies.
The pilgrim will be taken to pilgrim destinations like Haridwar, Mansadevi Temple, Har ki Pauri and Ramjhula and Laxmanjhula at Hrisikesh during the journey.