The Delhi Cabinet today approved the inclusion of Ayodhya in its free pilgrimage scheme for the elderly, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced.
Mr Kejriwal had on Tuesday offered prayers at the Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.
The announcement by Mr Kejriwal comes ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections early next year which his Aam Aadmi Party plans to contest.
Under the 'Mukhya Mantri Teerath Yatra Yojna', the Delhi government bears complete expenditure on free pilgrimage of senior citizens to places like Jagganath Puri, Rameshwaram, Shirdi, Mathura, Haridwar, Tirupati among others, he said.
Over 35,000 senior citizens have undertaken pilgrimage under the scheme.
Due to COVID-19, the scheme was halted for the last one-and-a-half years but now instructions have been issued to resume it and the trains for various destinations are expected to be started in the next one month, he said.
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