Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra Yojana is a new scheme announced by the Odisha chief minister for old age and senior citizens. The main objective of the scheme is to provide affordable, safe and comfortable journey to pilgrimage places.
The scheme was launched by the CM at Berhampur Railway Station during his visit to Ganjam District on 25th July 2016. To mark the launch of the scheme, Chief Minister flagged off a train with 1000 pilgrims bound for Rameswaram & Madurai.
Under the Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra Yojana, the pilgrimage trains will be equipped with doctors, paramedics, security personnel & guides.
Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra Yojana will include Rameswaram-Madurai, Haridwar-Rishikesh & Allahabad-Varanasi for travel.
Launched Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra Yojana, fulfilling poll promise ensuring safe pilgrimage for senior citizens pic.twitter.com/IQC6TtsLDB
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 25, 2016