The Vande Bharat Express' earlier version was launched on Delhi-Varanasi route. The new version will cut travel time by four hours as the distance covered between Delhi and Katra would be eight hours instead of twelve. The last station is Vaishno Devi Temple.
Vinod Kumar Yadav, the chairman of the Railway Board, said, “All trials have been completed for the Vande Bharat Express, and it's ready to run October onwards." This announcement is the fraction of the larger plan being introduced. High-speed Vande Bharat trains are expected shortly. The chairman of the Railway Board declared that over 40 new trains would be launched on the Delhi-Varanasi route by 2022.
The new trains will be more spacious, accommodating sleeper coaches, and is set to be energy-efficient. Delhi-Katra express is also set to update to a larger pantry and comfortable seats.
If you want to avail other transportation to Katra:
By AirGet to Jammu by flight. The temple is two-hours away from the airport. You can avail a bus which plies to and from the airport. Car rentals and share taxis are also available.
By TrainShri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station is located around 19kms away from the temple. You can avail car rentals and taxis to and from the temple.
The other rail lines operating between Jammu and significant cities are Swaraj Express (12472) and Vivek Express (19028) from Mumbai, Shalimar Express (14645) and Shri Shakti Express (22461) from Delhi, and Svdk Suvidha Express (22679) from Bengaluru.
Soon travelling will be more accessible to Vaishnodevi with the revamped Vande Bharat Express.
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