Indian Railways will connect the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari before August 15, 2022: Piyush Goyal
Piysh Goyal also thanked all railway employees for their effort in the development of India and wished Vande Bharat run in every corner of the country.
Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal today said that Indian Railways will connect the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari before August 15, 2022. During flagging-off ceremony of Vande Bharat train from New Delhi to Katra, Goyal said, "Katra to Banihar section is being constructed quickly and quickly and work on Chenab bridge is underway. Soon Indian Railways will connect the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari before August 15th, 2022." He also stated that earlier work was halted due to terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking on the occasion, the Railway Minister said, “Today, 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. The blessing of Mata Vaishno Devi will give a thrust to the development of Jammu Kashmir and Vande Bharat is an example of that development which is going to start its journey today. The entire family of Indian Railways assure that Indian Railways will always assist Minister of Home Affairs in this series of development of Jammu Kashmir."
"Vande Bharat will serve like Shravankumar, it will help common people take their parents to Katra. Today I applaud the efforts of employees of Indian Railways who are working in the arrangement of this train," Goyal said, adding "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," he was quoted as saying.
Goyal also thanked all railway employees for their effort in the development of India and wished Vande Bharat run in every corner of the country, according to the official statement.
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.
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This train has been the outcome of a project undertaken by Indian Railways to fulfill the Prime Minister’s vision of Make-in-India.