Samanta Express Special Train – Route
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 2703
ANSWERED ON 04.01.2019
Introduction of Samanta Express
2703 Dr. Banda Prakash
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether Railways plan to run Samanta Express, a special train to mark the 128th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, covering Buddhist sites in India and Nepal; and
(b) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) and (b): In memory of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Indian Railways in association with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has planned to run “Samanata Express Special train” ex-Nagpur on 14.02.2019 covering Chaityabhoomi (Mumbai), Mhow (Indore), Bodhgaya (Gaya), Sarnath (Varanasi), Lumbini (Nepal), Kushinagar (Gorakhpur), Deekshabhoomi (Nagpur) and back to Mumbai.