Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal said that Indian Railways will connect Kashmir to Kanyakumari before August 15, 2022. Katra to Banihar section is being constructed quickly and work on Chenab bridge is underway.
Vande Bharat is going to be launched between New Delhi to Katra on the auspicious occasion of Navratri in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah.
Today, 5000 stations have been equipped with the free Wi-Fi facilities. Indian Railways has also succeeded in making its all stations healthy and clean and Indian Railways has conducted cleanliness programme across 6500 stations.
The present Vande Bharat to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra shall be running at a maximum speed of 130 km on this route and shall cover the distance between New Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra in eight hours. A reduction of 4 hours from the current fastest train, will thus be achieved. This will meet the demand of passengers for high speed, direct and premier service to Katra from New Delhi.