Daily Jammu Rajdhani service for Vaishno Devi
Railways has decided to increase the frequency of Jammu Rajdhani Express from weekly to daily from July 1 besides offering a tourism package for the convenience of devotees.india Updated: Jun 28, 2008 16:23 IST
In view of the heavy rush of pilgrims for Vaishnodevi, Railways has decided to increase the frequency of Jammu Rajdhani Express from weekly to daily from July 1 besides offering a tourism package for the convenience of devotees.
"There was a demand to increase the frequency of the Jammu Rajdhani Express. So we decided accordingly to run the train connecting Delhi to Jammu on a daily basis in view of the heavy rush of pilgrims," said a senior Railways Ministry official.
Apart from this, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched daily Mata Vaishno Devi package for the convenience of pilgrims visiting the shrine.
It is a three-night four-day package where passengers are given to and fro tickets of the Jammu Rajdhani Express.
"Besides confirmed tickets in three-tier AC, other arrangements include dinner on board and welcome drinks at Jammu Tawi station on arriving in the morning," said the official.
From Jammu passengers are transferred to Katra by road where they check in at a hotel. After breakfast at the hotel, pilgrims are taken to Banganga for the 12-km trek to the holy cave of Vaishno Devi, as per the package.
"We have reserved 36 berths in the Rajdhani for the package which also include lunch and dinner during the "yatra" and darshan slip," said the official.
The package is priced at Rs 3950 per adult passenger and Rs 2200 per child.