Railways grants 50% fare concession to devotees

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, December 10

In what could be termed as good news for followers of Guru Ravidas, the Railways has granted a 50 per cent concession in travel fare on the occasion of the 643rd birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas, which would be celebrated in Varanasi (Uttar Pardesh) in February 2020.

Notably, the development took place following the efforts of Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal who represents the Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency.

While sharing the letter issued by Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal on her Facebook page and Twitter handle, Harsimrat Kaur Badal expressed gratitude to her Cabinet colleague for the decision.

“Thank you Piyush Goyal ji for acceding to my request for granting a 50 per cent concession in rail fare to the devotees travelling to Varanasi to attend the 643rd birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Ravidas on February 9, 2020,” reads her tweet.

Notably, the letter issued by Piyush Goyal states that the Railway ministry took the decision considering it a special case on her request.

As Harsimrat shared the copy of the letter on social media, it was flooded with messages of people thanking her and Goyal for the benevolent gesture. Members of the Ravidas community hailed Harsimrat’s effort mentioning that it showed her secular and pro-people approach for which they would honour her in the coming days.

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