On the panchami of Durga Puja ‘2019, PM inaugurates the New Vande Bharat Express train from New Delhi to Maa Vaishno Devi. This shall be of huge convenience for all the pilgrims to the famous Hindu shrine in Katra. Now every devotee will do a comfortable journey of this train for reaching the doorstep of Maa Vaishno Devi.
The New Vande Bharat Express from New Delhi to Maa Vaishno Devi, Katra will improve connectivity as well as spiritual tourism. A Navratri gift for my sisters and brothers of Jammu as well as devotees of Maa Vaishno Devi!, Prime Minister Says. Shah said Vande Bharat Express, the fastest train yet to Jammu that will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Katra from 12 hours to 8, is a gift for J&K development and would enhance religious tourism.
The area for the pantry has been increased, there is wider access area in vestibules, anti-spall film has been provided on window glass to protect against stone pelting, the train also has in-house wifi and infotainment system, a spokesperson for the ministry of railways said.