New Delhi, June 24 (Calcutta Tube) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday flagged off a special exhibition train to promote the Commonwealth Games across India. The train Friday reaches Amritsar where the Queen’s Baton Relay arrives from Pakistan.
The train has 14 coaches, including five dedicated to sports and Commonwealth Games and six to Information Technology, an official said.
One coach will be converted into a 100-foot-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 in places with railway connectivity.
The train is painted with logos of the 19th edition of the Commonwealth Games and the Indian Railways. It will return to New Delhi by Oct 1, ahead of the Oct 3-14 mega event.