New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday termed the new Vande Bharat Express between New Delhi and Katra as as a “Navratri gift” for Jammu and Kashmir, saying the service was an attempt by the railways to carry forward PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Popularly known as Train 18, the Vande Bharat Express will begin its commercial run between New Delhi and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra October 5 (Saturday) onwards.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also hailed the new service on Twitter.
A Navratri gift for my sisters and brothers of Jammu as well as devotees of Maa Vaishno Devi!
The New Vande Bharat Express from New Delhi to Maa Vaishno Devi, Katra will improve connectivity as well as spiritual tourism.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 3, 2019