Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana Delhi Government launches Free Pilgrimage Scheme for senior citizens
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’ which offers free travel packages for senior citizens from Delhi to five religious circuits. 1,100 senior citizens from every constituency of Delhi will be able to avail this facility at one go.Under this free pilgrimage scheme, a Delhi resident above 60 years will be eligible to take free pilgrimage along with his or her spouse.The scheme was approved by the Delhi Government on July 9, 2018. Earlier, the Delhi Cabinet had on January 8, 2018, approved the Revenue Department’s proposal, to begin with, the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana.
- 1100 senior citizens from each Assembly Constituency would now undertake free pilgrimage every year, the expenses for which will be borne by the government.A total of 77000 pilgrims will be able to avail this facility every year.
- On an average, the scheme will incur a cost of Rs 7000 per pilgrim. The pilgrimage duration will be of 3 days and 2 nights.
- Employees of central, state and local government or autonomous bodies are not eligible for the scheme. Those selected for pilgrimage will be covered with an insurance of Rs 1 lakh each.
- The applicant will have to give a self-certificate that all information being given by them is correct and they have not availed the scheme in the past.