President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Ayodhya in a special train by Indian Railways on August 29, said sources.
The special train will have an office for the President.
It has all the facilities, such as free WiFi among others. The Indian Railways has taken extra measures in the security. A rule book is prescribed in the security protocol of the President.
President Ram Nath Kovind to travel by train from Lucknow to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on August 29
(File photo) pic.twitter.com/L9o5rJQoYM
— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2021
The measures have to be followed strictly.
Apart from this, staff are appointed to monitor the tracks and level crossings. Special monitoring is done in some sensitive spots in densely populated areas.
Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind commenced a train journey to Kanpur on a special train from Delhi Safdarjung railway station, New Delhi today. pic.twitter.com/WA2If2WtmS
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 25, 2021
Earlier, in 2006, the then President APJ Abdul Kalam had travelled by train to Dehradun.
There used to be a special saloon; a vintage two-coach carriage for the President. They were run by the Indian Railways. It was later declared unserviceable in 2004.