New Delhi, Oct 3: Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express train at a function here on Thursday. The train will bring down the travel time between Delhi and Katra to eight hours from current 12 hours.
The high speed train will run on all days of the week except Tuesdays and its first commercial run will start from October 5. Train number 22439 New Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express will depart from the New Delhi railway station at 6am to reach Katra at 2pm. It will leave Katra at 3pm the same day and reach New Delhi Railway station at 11pm.
The train is fully air-conditioned and will halt at Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi before reaching Katra in eight hours. The function was among others attended by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister Jitender Singh. UNI