-The train continues witness huge response with 100% patronage by rail passengers
-Till date, a total of 1,871 rail passengers have availed the train service from Secunderabad Railway Station.
The Originating Bharat Gaurav Train from South Central Railways continues to witness huge response with the train having 100% patronage from rail users. Started as Tourist Circuit Train providing a unique opportunity to rail passengers from the two Telugu states, the train after completing 3 trips has commenced its 4th trip today i.e., 13th May, 2023 from Secunderabad Railway station.
The train gives a unique opportunity to the rail passengers of the two Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to visit some of the most ancient and historical places in the Eastern & Northern part of the country. Apart from Secunderabad, the train provides boarding / de-boarding facility at 8 places – Like Kazipet, Khammam, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, etc – across the two Telugu states. They will be taken to important places like Puri, Konark, Gaya, Varanasi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj over a period of 8 nights / 9 days.
Given the unique opportunity the train provides to the rail passengers, passengers not only from Secunderabad railway station but also from enroute stations have come forward to avail the Bharat Gaurav Train services. While a total of 1,871 rail passengers have availed the train services from Secunderabad railway station, another 961 rail passengers have availed the train services from other enroute stations across the two Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The train provides opportunity to both AC and Non-AC passengers with a mixed composition – 2 AC (1), 3 AC (3) and Sleeper (7). Reflecting the patronage of all segments, rail passengers from both Secunderabad Station as well as enroute stations have availed both AC as well as Non-AC train services. While 620 rail passengers have availed AC rail services from Secunderabad railway station, another 354 rail passengers have availed from enroute stations. Similarly, while 1251 rail passengers have availed Non-AC rail services from Secunderabad station, another 607 rail passengers have availed services from enroute stations.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, SCR has expressed his happiness at the over whelming response received from the passengers for all the services of the Bharat Gaurav Tourist train from SCR. He stated that the train provides a unique opportunity to pilgrim passengers to visit culturally prominent and historical places without hassle of planning individual itinerary items.