KATHMANDU- An ‘India non-tourist train’ carrying more than 500 religious tourists has arrived in Nepal. A train carrying 500 religious tourists and 14 coaches from New Delhi reached Janakpur on Thursday.

The train, inaugurated by Tourism Minister Prem Ale and Indian Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav with a green flag at the Delhi Railway Station, reached Janakpurdham in two days. The train is the first tourist train to cover the Nepal-India circuit, the embassy said.

The train entering Nepal has been delayed at the station. The train has been welcomed at the Janakpurdham railway station by eminent personalities of Nepal and India. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Lal Babu Raut, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Forests of Madhes Pradesh Shatrughan Mahato, Mayor of Janakpurdham Manoj Kumar Shah, General Manager of Nepal Railways Niranjan Jha, Counselor of Indian Embassy in Kathmandu Prasanna Srivastava and others were present on the occasion.

According to the embassy, ​​tourists aboard the train will visit the Janaki temple and watch the cultural programs held there. It is understood that the tourists went to Janakpurdham on Wednesday 2022 while participating in the Ganga Aarti.