New Delhi, June 24 (Calcutta Tube) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee will flag off here Thursday a special exhibition train to promote the Commonwealth Games throughout India. Its first destination will be Amritsar where the Queen’s Baton arrives from Pakistan.
The train has 14 coaches, including five dedicated for sports and Commonwealth Games and six for Information Technology, an official said.
Another coach will be converted into a 100-ft-long travelling sports photo exhibition, curated by filmmaker Sunil Yash Kalra, who has donated rare pictures from his collection of over 5,000 photos.
The train will journey to 48 stations across the country. It will follow the Queen’s baton whereever there is railway connectivity.
The train will be painted with logos of the 19th edition of the Commonwealth Games and the Indian Railways. It will return to New Delhi by Oct 2, ahead of the Oct 3-14 mega event.