New Delhi, Dec. 4 -- Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off on Friday the first pilgrim train to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, launched under the "Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojna", from the Safdarjung railway station.

Launched in 2019, the government scheme allows Delhi residents to undertake subsidised tours to popular pilgrim sites across the country and three new sites - Ayodhya, Kartarpur Sahib and Velankanni - were added last month to the list of available tour options, said officials.

The maiden train to Ayodhya set off on Friday, but not before some minor hiccups. Kejriwal said the central government did not grant permission to hold a programme at the station to see off the first set of pilgrims. "I want to tell the central govern...