After the first rake of the India's fastest train Vande Bharat Express was launched in February on the Delhi-Varanasi route, the second rake of the high-speed train is all set to run on the high-traffic Delhi-Katra route, three days a week from August, reports Livemint.
The Delhi-Katra route is said to have been chosen by the Railway Board in a bid to capitalise on the high traffic volume on the route due to the Mata Vaishno Devi temple pilgrimage.
According to the report, the introduction of the train on the route is likely to shorten the travel time between Delhi and Katra- the last station to reach vaishno Devi temple- to eight hours from 12 hours it takes at present.
Also, it has been reported that the train will be run for three days in a week- Monday, Thursday and Saturday - initially, which can be extended to five days depending on the demand.
The train will leave from Delhi at 6am and reach Katra at 2 pm. On its return journey, it will depart from Katra the same day at 3 pm and reach Delhi at 11 pm.
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