Indian Railways had to change the dress code of the staff of Ramayana Express, know what is the whole matter

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Indian Railways has run Ramayana Express for the devotees who have faith in Lord Shri Ram. IRCTC has run Deluxe AC Tourist Train under the initiative of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ to promote religious tourism. But this train is currently surrounded by controversies.

The train got embroiled in controversies regarding the dress code of its service staff. Actually, the dress of the service staff working in this train was in saffron color. The saints of Ujjain had objected to this and warned that if the dress of the service staff of the train was not changed, then they would stop the Ramayana Express in Delhi on 12 December. In the first day, angry sages called it an insult to Hinduism.

The Indian Railways on Monday changed the uniform of its serving employees after saints objected to the saffron dress of the waiters on the Ramayana Express.

Indian Railways said in a statement that “It is informed that the professional dress of the service staff has been completely changed. Sorry for the inconvenience.”

The dress of the staff has been changed to the traditional hat with the usual shirt and pants. However, the waiters will continue to wear saffron masks and gloves.

Awadheshpuri, former general secretary of Ujjain Akhara Parishad, was quoted by PTI as saying, “We had written a letter to the Union Railway Minister two days ago registering our protest against the waiters serving refreshments and food in saffron-coloured Ramayana Express. Wearing saffron attire is a Hindu religion. And it is an insult to his saints.” He further said that “we will sit on the railway tracks. This is necessary to protect the Hindu religion.”

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Ramayana Express

The country’s first Ramayana circuit train started on November 17 from Safdarjung railway station in Delhi on November 7. This train goes to 15 places associated with the life of Lord Rama. Trains covering a distance of over 7,500 km will take pilgrims to places like Ayodhya, Prayag, Nandigram, Janakpur, Chitrakoot, Sitamarhi, Nashik, Hampi and Rameswaram. Ramayan Express First Class has restaurant, library and shower cubicle facility.

Ramayan Express offers three-course meals for its passengers

The frequency of Ramayan Express is 28.03.20. Express offers three-course meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner to its passengers. The package tariff includes GST. The fare for passengers traveling by sleeper class is ₹16,065. While the fare for passengers traveling in 3AC class is ₹26,775.

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