Indian Railways (IR) has plans to unveil a train called ‘Mother Express’ named after Mother Teresa, the famous Catholic nun who is known for setting up Missionaries of Charity in Kolkotta. The new move is being introduced to mark the birth anniversary of the humanitarian icon. The new train is all set to be launched on August 26th, the 100th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa.
"We have decided to launch the new train after Mother Teresa as a tribute to her on occasion of her birth centenary. The coaches of the train would be painted in blue, the trademark border of the dress worn by the order she founded,” said Mamata Banerjee, the federal railway minister.
Though the route of the train is not yet been finalized, it would cover key destinations of India. The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) has welcomed the decision of the Indian Railways to introduce a train in tribute of Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa was born on 26 August 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, to Albanian heritage.
Indian Railways (IR) that operates the country’s rail transport through the Ministry of Railways, Government of India is presently one of the world’s largest commercial or utility employers, with more than 1.6 million employees.