Indian Railways Grants 50% Concession on Train Fares For 643rd Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas
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Chandigarh, December 11: The Indian Railways will grant 50 per cent concession in travel fare to pilgrims on the occasion of 643rd birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas to be celebrated at Varanasi in February.

Sharing a letter issued by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on her Twitter handle, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal thanked her cabinet colleague for the decision. Privatisation of Indian Railways: 150 Trains, 50 Railway Stations to Be Privatised Soon.

"Thank you Piyush Goyal ji for acceding to my request for granting 50 percent concession in Rail fare to the devotees travelling to Varanasi to attend the 643rd birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Ravi Das Ji on Feb 9, 2020," she tweeted.

The letter issued by Goyal stated that the Railway Ministry took the decision considering it a special case on her request, according to a release issued here.