The newly-introduced Shri Shakti Express (New DelhiKatra AC Express 22461/62) received a warm welcome at Ludhiana junction on its first journey on Monday night. The train reached at Ludhiana around 9:55 pm from New Delhi. Office-bearers of various NGOs and other organisations reached the station to welcome the train.
With this train, passengers can reach Katra from Ludhiana in just seven hours. Members of t he Feroze Gandhi Market Association reached the station and distributed refreshments among the passengers.
People wanted that sleeper and general coaches should be added to the train as everybody can’t afford AC class. Rahul, a member of association, said, “There are many people who can’t afford to travel in AC coaches, for them train should have sleeper coaches and general bogies too.”
Shri Shakti Express has only AC coaches till now. It starts from New Delhi station at 5:30pm, reaches Ludhiana at 9:55 pm and Katra at 5:10 am next morning.