Union health minister Santosh Chowdhary will flag off the first direct train between Hoshiarpur and Delhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.
The train named 'Hoshiarpur Express' will run once a week. It will leave Delhi junction at 11.03pm on Saturdays and reach Hoshiarpur at 7.10am next day.
From Hoshiarpur, the same train will start at 10.30pm on Sunday and reach Delhi at 7.10am on Monday via Jalandhar Cantt, Phagwara, Ludhiana, Ambala Cantt and Panipat.
Chowdhary will flag off the train at 11.30am from Hoshiarpur. It will have one AC-2, one AC-3, five sleeper and six general coaches. The fare of general coach is `110.
The minister said the weekly train will run daily in due course of time. "It was a promise that I had made with the people of my constituency and I am happy that I have been able to fulfil it,"said Chowdhary.
Chowdhary had earlier succeeded in getting a direct DMU between Hoshiarpur and Amritsar and also restored a daily train to Ferozepur.