The Indian Railways plans to start the Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat Express on the Jammu-Srinagar route soon once the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project (USBRL) is completed.
According to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project (USBRL) is set to be completed by December 2023 or January 2024. The project includes the world’s highest arch bridge constructed on the Chenab River. A Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat Express train will operate between Jammu and Srinagar once the project is fully operational.
Currently, there is no direct train between Jammu and Srinagar, so people must travel by car or bus, which takes longer. Due to only road connectivity between Jammu and Srinagar, the traffic on the road is high, and it takes around 10 hours to reach Srinagar from Jammu. Once the Jammu – Srinagar Vande Bharat Express starts, it will make the Jammu to Srinagar journey faster and more comfortable. The travel time between Jammu to Srinagar will reduce to 4 hours from 10 hours.
Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat Express Route
Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat route will be one of India’s most difficult railway routes because it will pass through many mountains. This route will cross the world’s highest arch bridge on the Chenab River. The length of the Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat route will total 340 km from Jammu to Srinagar. It will take around 4 hours to complete its journey from Jammu to Srinagar.
Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat Express Stop
The final list of Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat Express stoppages has not been announced by the Indian railway. Still, according to the sources, it will stop at Udhampur, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Chenab Rail Bridge, Banihal and Anantnag between Jammu and Srinagar. Srinagar is one of the best tourist places in Kashmir, and Vande Bharat Express will help to attract more tourists every year.
Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat Express Timetable
As per the media reports, Jammu – Srinagar Vande Bharat Express will leave Jammu at 1 pm and reach Srinagar at 5 pm; the same train will leave Srinagar by 6 pm and will reach Jammu by 10 pm. The final timetable may be changed after the train trail run. We will update you if the last schedule changes.
Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat Express Ticket Price
The Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat Express ticket price is expected to be around 945 rupees for a single journey in the AC Chair Car class and 1545 rupees for Executive Chair Car (EC). The ticket booking for Jammu – Srinagar Vande Bharat train has not started yet. The ticket booking will begin after the inauguration.
When Jammu Srinagar Vande Bharat Express Will Start?
According to media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expects the train service to be officially inaugurated on 15 February 2024. This will be the first Vande Bharat Express for Kashmir and the second Vande Bharat Express for Jammu.
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