The Indian railways has planned to run four special between Prayagraj (Allahabad) and Delhi to ferry over 5000 delegates of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas from Kumbh Mela to the national capital for them to be a part of the Republic Day event.
The Ministry of External Affairs and Railways had a meeting recently and decided that ‘Pravasi Bharti’ trains will run on January 24 at between 7 pm to 12.50 am from Prayagraj. The first train will leave at 19:00 hours, the next at 20:15 hours, then at 22:00 hours and the last one to leave at 00:50 hours. The last train will reach Delhi by 13:30 pm on January 25, 2019 according to Indian Railways.
For this, the Indian Railways has planned to convert third AC coaches of the special trains to second AC to provide more comfort to delegates.
The 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas will be celebrated in PM Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi from January 21 to 23, 2019 .
The Indian diaspora attending the event will get an opportunity to participate in the ‘Kumbh Snan’, arrangements for which have been made at the Triveni sangam. Those interested in participating in the holy bath have to register on the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas website.