New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday flagged off the inaugural run of Vande Bharat Express between New Delhi and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra.
Shah thanked the Indian Railways and said, “I want to thank the Indian Railways from the core of my heart for giving this gift to Jammu and Kashmir in the auspicious occasion of Navratri. I am proud that this made in India train is being flagged-off from here today. The railways is working towards achieving its targets keeping in mind the principles of speed, scale and service.”
“For the development of Jammu and Kashmir religious tourism will play a big part, there cannot be any village in India where people do not want to go to Mata Vaishno Devi temple,” he said.
The train ticket between New Delhi to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra will cost Rs 1,630 for Chair Car coaches and Rs 3,015 in Executive AC Chair Car coaches.