Kashmir First Vande Bharat Express will connect some of the most beautiful tourist places in Jammu and Kashmir. Check out the Kashmir Vande Bharat Express route, timetable, stop and launch date.
Due to Kashmir’s high altitude and low temperatures, the Indian Railway has designed a kind of Vande Bharat Express to provide hot water and hot air during the cold weather. The first Vande Bharat Express in Kashmir will mark a significant milestone for the Indian Railways as it enters a new era of rail connectivity. Jammu Srinagar Railway line, which will connect Kashmir with other parts of India with rail connectivity, will start within the 2023-24 financial year. Vaishnaw said that PM Modi has taken a personal interest in developing the railway line in Kashmir.
The Indian Railway Minister said that the government plans to roll out 75 Vande Bharat trains by March next year, including the Sleeper Vande Bharat Express for the long route and Vande Metro for the short route. Recently, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated nine new Vande Bharat Express trains to enhance connectivity across eleven states, including Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Gujarat.
Kashmir First Vande Bharat Express Route
Kashmir First Vande Bharat Express route will provide a beautiful view of the snow-capped Himalayan during the winter time while travelling from Jammu to Srinagar. The first Vande Bharat Express of Kashmir route will cover a distance of 345 km between Srinagar and Jammu.
Kashmir First Vande Bharat Express Stoppages
According to the sources, Kashmir First Vande Bharat Express will stop at Jammu, Udhampur, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Chenab Rail Bridge, Banihal, Anantnag and Srinagar. Out of seven stoppages, only two stations, Jammu and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, have Vande Bharat Express. This will be the first Vande Bharat Train in Jammu and Kashmir which will have all stoppedages in Jammu and Kashmir only.
Kashmir First Vande Bharat Express Timing
Kashmir First Vande Bharat Express train will leave Jammu at 7:30 a.m. and reach Srinagar at 12:30 p.m. The train will take a halt for 1 hour and 30 min at Srinagar and will leave Srinagar at 2 pm, and go Jammu at 7 pm.. The Kashmir Vande Bharat Express will take 5 hours to travel between Jammu and Srinagar.
Kashmir First Vande Bharat Express Ticket Price
The Kashmir First Vande Bharat Express ticket price is expected to be around 1050 rupees for a single journey in the AC Chair Car class and 2050 rupees for the Executive Chair Car (EC).
When Will Kashmir First Vande Bharat Express Start?
Once the Jammu to Srinagar railway line is completed very soon Kashmir First Vande Bharat train will start running. According to media reports Kashmir Vande Bharat Express train will start from March 2024.