Vande Bharat Express to run soon between Delhi and Katra
New Delhi : The Narendra Modi government will soon be running the India's premium Vande Bharat Express on Vaishno Devi route from Delhi.
The decision to run the train between Katra and Delhi was taken recently and the trial runs of the train would start soon on the route. It is expected that the train will cover the distance in mere 8 hours; currently even the fast trains take around 10-12 hours.
The Vande Bharat Express, capable of running at 130 KMPH will stop in Ambala, Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi before making its way towards Katra.
According to plans of the Railway Ministry, the train will depart from New Delhi at 0600hrs, reach Ambala at 0810hrs where it will halt for two minutes before leaving for Ludhiana where it will reach at 0922hrs. The stoppage here too would be for two minutes. It would then make way for Jammu Tawi and reach at 1240hrs and eventually reach Katra at 1400hrs.
On its return leg, the Vande Bharat Express will depart from Katra at 1500hrs, reach Jammu Tawi at 1618hrs, stop at Ludhiana at 1936hrs, touch Ambala at 2056hrs and eventually reach New Delhi at 2300hrs. The stoppage at each of the three stations before New Delhi would once again be for two minutes.
Vande Bharat had first started its commercial run between New Delhi and Varanasi in February. The train not only promises high speeds but also has a number of safety and comfort features like automatic doors, 180-degree rotational seats, WiFi and infotainment systems.