History & Culture

Centre plans AC train for Buddhist circuit from 2015

BODH GAYA

The Centre announced a slew of measures including launching an air-conditioned train in Buddhist circuit from next year and putting signboards in languages of different countries for non-English speakers to make Bodh Gaya and other places associated with Lord Buddha more attractive for visitors.

All the electric poles would be removed at Bodh Gaya and wires be placed under ground to spruce up the place where Buddha had attained enlightenment, Union Tourism minister Shripad Naik said at the three-day Buddhists International Festival.

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Union Tourism Secretary Parvez Diwan and others were present on the occasion. Around 132 delegates from 31 countries including Japan, UK, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, Cambodia, Spain, Sri Lanka and Serbia are participating in the festival at Bodh Gaya, the famous Buddhist place, about 100 km from capital Patna.

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