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Shri Ramayana Express flagged off from Safdarjung railway station

Shri Ramayana Express, a special tourist train to run on the Ramayana circuit to cover major spots related to the Hindu epic was flagged off by Indian Railways from Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi.
Shri Ramayana Express flagged off from Safdarjung railway station
  • The pilgrimage circuit of Shri Ramayana Yatra will have two travel components - one each in India and Sri Lanka.

About Shri Ramayana Express:

  • In India, after leaving New Delhi, the 800-seat Shri Ramayana Express will make its first stop in Ayodhya followed by Hanuman Garhi Ramkot and the Kanak Bhawan temple.
  • Then, it will cover important destinations of Ramayana circuit such as Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Janakpur, Varanasi, Prayag, Shringverpur, Chitrakoot, Nasik, Hampi and Rameshwaram.
  • It will complete its journey till Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu in 16 days covering all important destinations associated with the life of Lord Shri Raam.
  • The railways has decided the fare for the 16-day trip at Rs. 15,120 per person.
  • The Sri Lanka leg of the tour will be charged separately as passengers opting for Sri Lanka leg of Ramayana Yatra package can take flight to Colombo from Chennai. 
  • Railways is currently offering five-night/six-day Sri Lanka tour package at a cost starting from Rs. 47,600 per person.

Question:

Q. What is the name of the special tourist train that was flagged off by Indian Railways from Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi that will run on the Ramayana circuit to cover major spots related to the Hindu epic?
a. Shri Raam Chandra Express
b. Shri Raam Express
c. Shri Tulsidaas Ramayana Express
d. Shri Ramayana Express
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