On the auspicious occasion of Navaratri, second VandeBharatExpress, the epitome of a world-class facility, speed & comfort flags of today to Katra to facilitate Maa Vaishnodevi Worshipers.
Union Home minister Amit Shah on Thursday termed the new Vande Bharat Express between New Delhi to Katra as a Navratri gift for Jammu and Kashmir to carry forward Modi’s ‘Make in India movement’.
Pm Narendra Modi tweeted, “A Navratri gift for my sisters and brothers of Jammu as well as devotees 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. Congratulations to everyone!”
Train number 22439 New Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express will depart from the New Delhi station at 6 am to reach Katra at 2 pm. On the return journey the same day will leave from the Katra railway station at 3 pm to reach the New Delhi railway station at 11 pm.
The minimum fare for travelling between New Delhi (NDLS) to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (SVDK) will be Rs 1,630 and the maximum will be Rs 3,015. The train will run on all days of the week except Tuesdays.
The luxury all air-conditioned chair car service with 16 coaches is an engine-less self-propelled trainset which allows for faster acceleration and deceleration, therefore reducing travel time by 4.