Under Punjab government's Chief Minister Tirath Darshan Yatra Scheme, a special train carrying pilgrims from Sahnewal to Sri Hazoor Sahib (Nanded) was flagged off by Punjab Irrigation Minister and Sahnewal MLA Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon from Railway Station, Sahnewal at 10 am today. This train is carrying more than 1050 pilgrims from Sahnewal constituency and several government officials.Giving information here today Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said that the train will have around 15 coaches and would reach Nanded on May 29, 2016 and would reach back Sahnewal on June 1, 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.
Mr Dhillon also thanked Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal for starting “Chief Minister Tirath Yatra Darshan Yojana”, which has been well received by the people of state. 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 Zila Parishad chairman Mr Bhag Singh Maangarh, ADC (Khanna) Mr JK Jain, SDM (East) Mr Paramjit Singh, DTO Mr Dalwinderjit Singh, besides several others.