The express service was inaugurated by Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Dharmendra Pradhan in a special inagural program at Delhi.
The Jagannath Express started its journey from Safdargunj railway station in Delhi. Then it en-routed to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and reached Puri railway station following Jharkhand route.
This initiative of the Central government is to promote the Indian cultural and art. Besides, the unique initiative is a part of the Central government’s Bharat Gaurav Scheme.
Through this scheme the tourist sector will witness a huge growth and the devotes of Lord Jagannath, who are settled across the world can get a glimpse of him through Shree Jagannath Express service.
In this train, traditional paintings and art works have been drawn to aware the tourists about the Jagannath culture. The decorations in the train are designed to attract the tourist to know more about the cultural background of the religious shrines.
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