New Delhi: Officials from the Delhi government stated on Tuesday that the 'Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana,' a free pilgrimage initiative for elderly citizens, will start on December 3 with a batch of 1,000 persons departing for Ayodhya.
According to Kamal Bansal, chairman of the Delhi government's Tirth Yatra Vikas Samiti, the first train under the scheme, carrying 1,000 elderly pilgrims, would depart for Ayodhya on December 3. "The pilgrimage scheme is in high demand among senior persons. We are receiving a great number of requests for pilgrimages to many locations, including Ayodhya. After the preparations are finished, pilgrims for other locations will be sent "he stated
The Delhi government covers the complete pilgrimage of a group of senior persons to 13 circuits, including Puri, Rameswaram, Shirdi, Mathura, Haridwar, and Tirupati, under the 'Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana.'
After obtaining a certificate from their local MLA showing that they live in the legislator's constituency, any resident of the national capital aged 60 or older can take advantage of the scheme. Each tourist may be accompanied by one attendant who is at least 21 years old. The government also covers the costs of the attendant. Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister and the AAP's national convener, is now travelling poll-bound states such as Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab.