Delhi – Katra Vande Bharat Luxurious Express launched
The Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the luxurious Vande Bharat Express -that will run between Delhi and Katra station in Jammu and Kashmir. The train is second of its kind. The first such train was launched between Delhi and Varanasi. The train can run up to a maximum speed of 160 km per hour. It is the fastest train in India. However, the train will maintain a speed of 130 km per hour in the Katra route due to track limitations in the route.
The train has plush interiors, Wi – Fi, bio – vacuum toilets, CCTV surveillance, GPS systems
Apart from this the train also includes plastic crusher machines.
It is locally called Katra Vaishno Devi. It is situated in the foothills of Trikuta mountains. The Ban Ganga river passes through the town. Dogri is the native language of Katra. The town acts as the base camp to pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi Temple.
The train is one of the steps of the GoI towards development of Kashmir.