Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday flagged off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express train from New Delhi railway station. He congratulated the Indian Railways for the Vande Bharat Express between Delhi and Katra.
Vande Bharat Express will begin its commercial run between New Delhi and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra from October 5.
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was also present at the event.
Speaking at the function, Goyal said that the new Vande Bharat Express is the fastest train between Delhi and Katra Vaishno Devi. He also congratulated Indian Railways engineers for their hard work.
Vande Bharat Express, which is popularly known as Train 18 will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Mata Vaishno Devi Katra stations to just 8 hours from the current 12 hours.