The much awaited electric track is ready while the electric rail from Jammu to Katra will run from next week.
”While the work of electrification of railway track on Jammu-Katra route was in progress and finally it has completed,” S K Pathak, Commissioner Railway Safety this afternoon told reporters after inspecting Jammu-Katra Railway Electric Route in Katra town of Reasi district.
He was flanked by DRM Railway Anuj Parkesh and other senior officers.
”Katra-Jammu Railway electric route is ready and within a week, electric train will run on this from Katra railway station to Delhi,” he added.
He said earlier electric train used to reach upto Jammu Tawi Railway station but with the completion of this track, the train will now reach directly to Katra this giving respite to tourists and pilgrims.
The first train Jammu Mail, which runs from Katra to Delhi will start operating on this track from next week, he asserted.
”More number of trains will run in the days to come which includes Superfast coming from Mumbai and Andaman Express,” he added.