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Other NewsNR/Northern -Sep 05 2015 (08:31) 13 trains, including Andaman express, extended to Katra
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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today flagged off 16031 Andaman Express from Jammu Tawi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra from here.
The function was organised at the Rail Bhawan through video-conferencing in the presence of Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh, Deputy Chief Minister of J&K Nirmal Singh, MP from Jammu Jugal Kishore Sharma and General Manager Northern Railway A K Puthia. Member of Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh were present at Jammu Railway Station.
It was also announced that 24 trains coming to Jammu or...
Sep 06 2015 (08:57)
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Good and welcome move by our RM.Now Katra Vaishno Devi pilgrimage centre is well connected by the direct trains to all over India.Similarly requested that all the other Major Pilgrimage centre also well connected by the Direct Trains to all over India.Example in Tamil Nadu KANNIYAKUMARI ( TRI SEA CONFLUENCE ) , RAMESWARAM ( Hindu holiest place and PAMBAN SEA BRIDGE) etc
New/Special TrainsNR/Northern - IR Press ReleaseSep 29 2014 (20:46) RAILWAY RUNS KAMAKHYA - SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRA WEEKLY EXPRESS FESTIVAL SPECIAL TO CATER TO EXTRA RUSH (TOTAL 10 TRIPS)
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RAILWAY RUNS KAMAKHYA - SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRA WEEKLY EXPRESS FESTIVAL SPECIAL TO CATER TO EXTRA RUSH (TOTAL 10 TRIPS)
To clear extra rush of passengers during festival season, the Railway has decided to run festival special Train No.05655 / 05656 Kamakhya - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Express Special (Weekly) (Five trips in each direction)as per the following schedule:
The 05655 Kamakhya - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Express Festival Special( Weekly) train will depart from Kamakhya at 10.45 a.m. on every...
New/Special TrainsWR/Western -Sep 22 2014 (06:29) Now, a direct train to Katra for Vaishno Devi pilgrims
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Just two and a half months after Katra got on the railway map, the railways has announced a special premium train service from Mumbai and Ahmedabad direct to the pilgrim town that should be a big motivation for devotees planning a trip to the Vaishno Devi shrine.
The service, which will operate weekly from Mumbai and biweekly from Ahmedabad, would make the otherwise arduous journey much more comfortable and significantly cut the duration, even if it costs a little more. A senior railway official said, "The economic profile of people making the pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi is fairly robust. So if they have to pay more for the premium service, we believe they will save money as far as the overall trip...
It is good for yatris of long distance.
But some canot afford AC fare or increased premium train fare. So railway minister should take care of the trains announced in the budget. These trains have not been started yet. If railway starts some of these in Navratras then it will be of great help to general public and devotees of Mata vaishnodeviji.
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