Home Minister Amit Shah will flag off the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express today. The flagging off function will be held at New Delhi Railway Station. The high-speed train will bring down the travel time between Delhi and Katra, the last station on way to the Vaishno Devi temple, to eight hours from the current 12 hours.
The first commercial run of the train will be on 5th of this month and booking of tickets is now open on the IRCTC website. The train will run on all days of the week except Tuesday. Just like first Vande Bharat Express, the railways has not applied the dynamic fare principle on this new train for Delhi to Katra. The first Vande Bharat Express was stared between Delhi to Varanasi in February this year.