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Free travel to Ayodhya for senior citizens in Delhi from next week

The Delhi government will be sending senior citizens from the national capital to Ayodhya starting next week for darshan of Shri Ram Lalla under the free pilgrimage scheme, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Wednesday.

“Our first train for Ayodhya will be leaving on 3rd December, registrations have started,” Kejriwal said. Under this scheme, the pilgrims get to visit Vaishno Devi, Shirdi, Rameswaram, Dwarka, Puri, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mathura, Vrindavan and other sites. Ayodhya was added to the list only last month.

The free pilgrimage scheme was launched in 2019 by the Kejriwal government. Under the scheme, people who are 60 years and above and their attendants are provided free pilgrimage every year. A total of 12 sites are available under the scheme.

Senior citizens availing free pilgrimage are issued certificates by the MLAs of their respective areas. The city government bears all the expenses on the pilgrimage, including the travel, food and accommodation charges….

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