Tourism Minister announces special train for ‘Ambedkar Circuit’
Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy has announced a special tourist train to cover the “Ambedkar Circuit”, reports Divya A for The Indian Express.
Inaugurating a three-day conference of state tourism ministers in Dharamshala, Reddy said, “As many as 3,000 special railway coaches have been reserved for the promotion of tourism circuits. Like the Ramayana and Buddhist Circuits, a special train will be run on the Ambedkar Circuit.”
In June, a special train was run on the Ramayana Circuit, which covered prominent places associated with the life of Lord Ram, including Ayodhya and Janakpur in Nepal. Officials said this will become a regular feature, especially close to the 2024 opening of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the Dharamshala event, Reddy said the Tourism Ministry has drawn up an action plan for various circuits under its Swadesh Darshan scheme. Proposed in 2016, the Ambedkar Circuit covers Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow, Ambedkar’s birthplace; Nagpur, where he converted to Buddhism; the residence in Delhi where he lived during his last years; and Dadar in Maharashtra, where his body was cremated.
(Source: The Indian Express)