New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal flagged off the first train under the Delhi government's 'Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra' at Safdarjung Railway Station on Friday. The Delhi government has launched a pilgrimage scheme for elderly people living in the capital. On Friday, the first batch of 1000 aged persons living in various assemblies of Delhi left for the pilgrimage to Amritsar and Anandpur Sahib.
On Friday, CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a train carrying elders at Delhi's Safdarjung railway station. Under the Delhi government's Chief Minister's Pilgrimage Scheme, 77000 elders per year will be taken for pilgrimage on five different routes. The Delhi government will bear all the expenses of their commuting and lodging. In the same way, next week, the second batch of 1000 elderly pilgrims will leave for the visit of Vaishno Devi.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia will also join with family. The Delhi government has set routes for pilgrims. They include famous shrines for Hindus like Amritsar Anandpur Sahib Vaishno Devi and Haridwar Rishikesh. Arvind Kejriwal's plan to become Shravan Kumar for the elderly in Delhi is also being linked to next year's assembly elections in Delhi.