The Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express will be commercially operational from October 5. Booking of tickets has started on IRCTC website. The railway gave this information on Sunday. Home Minister Amit Shah will flag off the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express on October 3.
Due to the running of this high speed train, the travel time between Delhi and Katra will be reduced from 12 hours to eight hours. The first Vande Bharat Express was flagged off by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Delhi-Varanasi route.
Second trial of the much awaited Vande Bharat Express train for the devotees of Mata Vaishno Devi was also successful. The state-of-the-art rail service, which will start on Navratri from October 5 on the Delhi-Katra route, will complete the distance from Katra to Delhi in eight hours instead of 12.
From October 5, the train will operate six days a week. In the second trial on Saturday also, the operation of the train met all the technical criteria. The Vande Bharat Express train left Delhi for Katra at six in the morning. The train reached Katra station at 2 pm via Ambala, Ludhiana, Jammu Tawi stations.