Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Home News Reports The journey from Mohandas to Mahatma also started from a train: HM Amit Shah...

The journey from Mohandas to Mahatma also started from a train: HM Amit Shah flags off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express

The Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express is being launched during the Navratri and is expected to reduce travel time to Vaishno Devi Katra station by almost 40%.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today flagged off New-Delhi-Katra (Jammu & Kashmir) Vande Bharat Express in the national capital. This will be India’s second Vande Bharat Express which is an engine-less self-propelled train. The first Vande Bharat Express between New Delhi and Varanasi was flagged off by PM Modi.

Speaking on the occasion, HM Amit Shah said that Gandhiji was a great man who not got the world to change the way they live their lives. One of his important messages was ‘Swadeshi’ and the Swadeshi movement was an integral part of the Independence movement. “Today I am proud that a ‘Swadeshi’ (made in India) train is going to go to Katra from New Delhi,” he said.

Speaking on the journey of Mohandas to Mahatma (of Gandhiji), he said that that also took part in a train “when he was insulted and thrown out of the train.” Shah was speaking about the incident when Gandhiji faced racial discrimination in South Africa when he was travelling to Pretoria. He was thrown out of the railway compartment on instigation of a white man. “Then Bapu decided that he will uproot the British rule from India,” Shah said.

Referring to Article 370 as the biggest hurdle in development of Kashmir, Shah said he is confident that after abrogation of Article 370, we will be able to get rid of terrorism and terrorist mindset in Kashmir.

The Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express is being launched during the Navratri and is expected to reduce travel time to Vaishno Devi Katra station by almost 40%. The tickets will be available for booking on the IRCTC website as well as Rail Connect App. Train number 22439/22440 will be operational from 5th October. The 16-coach New-Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – New Delhi trains will run all days of the week except Tuesdays.

The ‘Make in India’ Train 18 will run at the speed of 130 km/hour on the Delhi-Katra route.

Last month, Times of India had reported that the production of Train 18 has stopped. Speaking to OpIndia, the railway officials rubbished all claims of an internal feud between electrical and mechanical departments and alleged ‘derailment of production’.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Bangalore Mirror journalist loses her mind over OpIndia’s coverage of Delhi anti-Hindu riots, suffers meltdown over long DMs and emails

After constantly sending lengthy emails and elaborate DMs, the Bangalore Mirror journalist also claimed that she does not want to 'engage in a conversation'.

Rapes happen when unemployed men can’t get married: Former SC Judge Markandey Katju’s bizarre explanation for Hathras case

Former SC judge Markandey Katju says sex is the next basic need after food and men commit rape when they cannot get married because of unemployment.

Congress conspired to frame saints, VHP, BJP leaders under false charges, they should apologise: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Babri verdict

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi said that the Congress party should apologise to the nation for conspiring against BJP leaders, VHP leaders and Hindu saints.

Demolition of illegal structure called Babri Masjid standing on Ram Janmabhoomi not pre-planned, all Ram Bhakts acquitted by special court

The court said that the demolition of disputed Babri Masjid structure was not pre-planned, and hence there was no conspiracy to demolish it

Yogi Adityanath speaks to PM Modi about Hathras case, SIT probe ordered. Read details

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has constituted a 3-member SIT to probe the Hathras rape case and has asked the team to submit the report within seven days.

Hathras gang rape: Victim cremated, accused arrested. All you need to know about the case

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had a telephonic conversation with PM Modi regarding the incident and said that a special team has been formed to probe into the incident. The team will submit the report in next seven days.

Recently Popular

Hathras gang rape: Victim cremated, accused arrested. All you need to know about the case

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had a telephonic conversation with PM Modi regarding the incident and said that a special team has been formed to probe into the incident. The team will submit the report in next seven days.

‘Maal is cigarette and hash are its different brands’, Deepika Padukone makes bizarre claims when confronted with ‘drug’ chats: Report

Deepika Padukone and others were apprised in advance as to what needed to be said during the interrogation, claimed NCB

Sanatana Dharma vs Bollywood on Republic Bharat: Arnab Goswami goes to war

Arnab Goswami has been at the forefront of the campaign against the drag racket in Bollywood and has not pulled any punches.

Amnesty International, which had links to British govt and Islamist orgs shuts shop in India after it says the govt froze all its accounts:...

The government of India has stated that Amnesty has been receiving foreign funding and donations despite not registering under FCRA.

After Sushant Singh Rajput, another budding Bollywood actor from Bihar found dead, family alleges Mumbai police not cooperating

Akshat Utkarsh, hailing from Sikanderpur in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Mumbai.

Bangalore Mirror journalist loses her mind over OpIndia’s coverage of Delhi anti-Hindu riots, suffers meltdown over long DMs and emails

After constantly sending lengthy emails and elaborate DMs, the Bangalore Mirror journalist also claimed that she does not want to 'engage in a conversation'.

Ordnance Factory Board slams news reports blaming them of providing poor quality ammunition to Indian Army

Ordnance Factory Board rebuts media reports claiming that faulty ammunition was responsible for 27 lives and a loss of Rs 960 crores

Private laboratory in Kerala issued fake Covid-19 negative reports, did not test most of the samples collected

Arma laboratory in Valanchery area of Malappuram district earned Rs 45 lakh by issuing the fake Covid-19 negative reports

#RebuildBabri: Islamists on social media urge Muslims to reconstruct Babri structure in Ayodhya following the acquittal of all accused

Islamists discredited the CBI court verdict by calling it a 'Judicial Karseva' and asked Muslims to rebuild the Babri structure

Viral message claiming that home minister Amit Shah flown to New York for treatment is false, read details

A message has gone viral on WhatsApp claiming that Amit Shah was shifted to the USA via an air ambulance due to 'critical condition'

CM Yogi Adityanath talks to the father of Hathras victim, assures stringent action against the culprits

A monetary compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the family of the victim of the Hathras case has been announced by the UP government.

Kathua ‘celebrity’ lawyer, who was removed by the victim’s family for attending only 2 out of 110 hearings, ‘offers her services’ to Hathras victim

Deepika Rajawat, who shot to fame after taking up the high-profile Kathua rape and murder case, had offered her services to Hathras victim

Mathura Civil Court dismisses plea seeking removal of Idgah Mosque from Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi citing Places of Worship Act

The Idgah Mosque was build on land belonging to the Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura, and the plea sought to remove it

Bangalore Mirror journalist loses her mind over OpIndia’s coverage of Delhi anti-Hindu riots, suffers meltdown over long DMs and emails

After constantly sending lengthy emails and elaborate DMs, the Bangalore Mirror journalist also claimed that she does not want to 'engage in a conversation'.

Rajasthan: Two minor girls gang-raped, accused threatened girls in front of the police

Two minor girls gang-raped for three days in Rajasthan.

Rapes happen when unemployed men can’t get married: Former SC Judge Markandey Katju’s bizarre explanation for Hathras case

Former SC judge Markandey Katju says sex is the next basic need after food and men commit rape when they cannot get married because of unemployment.

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
457,099FollowersFollow
17,500SubscribersSubscribe