Ahead of the tourist season, and ensuing summer vacations in schools and other institutions across the country, the Northern Railways has decided to run three special trains from New Delhi to Jammu-Udhampur-Katra from June 2 to July 30.
Akashvani Jammu Correspondent reports, the special trains will be pressed into service form June 2 in view of huge rush of pilgrims.
The special train from New Delhi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, Katra will start on June 2. It will leave New Delhi Station every Friday at 11:15 PM and reach Katra the next day at 11:25 AM. From Katra, the train will leave every Saturday at 6:30 PM.
The special train with AC coaches will have stoppages at Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra Junction, Ambala Cantt., Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt, Pathankot Cantt, Jammu Tawi and Udhampur.
The second special train, New Delhi-Udhampur-New Delhi (04075/04076) will run from June 1 to July 30. It will leave New Delhi every Thursday at 11:15 PM and reach Udhampur at 10:55 AM the next day, and in return, it will leave Udhampur every Friday at 7 PM and will have halts at Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra Junction, Ambala, Cantt, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt., Pathankot Cantt and Jammu Tawi stations.
Another weekly special train between New Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra will relieve the pilgrims as it will make four rounds from June 3 to July 25.
The train will leave New Delhi every Saturday at 11:15 PM and reach Katra next day at 11:25 AM and leave Katra for New Delhi every Sunday at 6.30 PM having stoppages at Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra Junction, Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt., Pathankot Cantt, Jammu Tawi and Udhampur.