Kashmir rail link project to be finished by 2020: Manoj Sinha

 Indian Railways will stick to its old alignment of route between Katra and Banihal section of Kashmir rail link project, the deadline for which has been extended to 2020, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Kumar Sinha said here on Wednesday.

Vaishnodevi pilgrim dies of heart attack in Katra

A 58-year-old man on a pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi died of a heart attack in Katra belt of Reasi district here, police said today.

CRPF jawan commits suicide in J&K by consuming poison

A CRPF jawan has allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Katra belt of Reasi district here.

28 injured as bus turns turtle in Jammu

 28 persons including a nine-month old girl were injured when a bus turned turtle in Udhampur district here today, police said.

New train for Katra from Kalka

Catering to the growing demand of pilgrims travelling to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, railways will run a new bi-weekly train for Katra from Kalka from June 2.

Katra to be developed on 80 sq kms under new Master Plan

Katra town, the base camp for Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine in Trikuta hills, will be developed on nearly 80 sq km area as per a revised Master Plan, an official said on Friday.

HC expresses concern over alleged faulty J&K rail link

Delhi High Court on Monday expressed concern over the alleged faulty Katra-Banihal rail link to the Kashmir Valley, saying it was worried about the safety of citizens if a major Nepal-like quake happened and asked the government to take a call on it.

Railways examining alternative route between Katra, Banihal

Railways is examining the suggestions of Sreedharan Committee on realignment of route between Katra and Banihal as part of the final leg of the Kashmir rail link project.

New weekly SF train from Yeshwantpur to Katra from Feb 7

 The Railways have decided to run a weekly superfast premium train from Yeshwanpur to Katra from February 7.

Yesvantpur-Katra train to be launched today

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will launch a new premium train from Yesvantpur to Katra on Thursday to cater to the growing number of pilgrims to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

Governor expresses grief over loss of life in Katra accident

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has expressed concerns and grief over the loss of lives in a road accident in Katra on Wednesday.

Vaishnodevi shrine ready for Navratras amid tight security

The cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Jammu and Kashmir's Trikuta Hills is decked up for the Navratras, which will begin on Thursday amid tight security.

Vaishnodevi shrine ready for Navratras amid tight security

The cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Jammu and Kashmir's Trikuta Hills is decked up for the Navratras, which will begin on Wednesday amid tight security.

Landslides disrupt railway services in Kashmir, Shri Shakti Express stopped

Train movement on the Jammu-Katra-Udhampur railway route has been disrupted by landslides and floods.

PM Modi urged to declare J&K floods “national calamity”; Rajnath Singh assures help, 160 dead
PM Modi urged to declare J&K floods “national calamity”; Rajnath Singh assures help, 160 dead

The flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir continued to worsen on Saturday with the death toll mounting to 160 while rescuers struggled to evacuate thousands of people to safety as major rivers and streams were in spate due to incessant rains.

Landslide hits Vaishnodevi route, 3 injured, Yatra suspended

Yatra to Mata Vaishnodevi cave shrine was suspended on Thursday in view heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir as three pilgrims, including two women, were injured in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Trikuta hills.

President pays obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine

President Pranab Mukherjee prayed at the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra town.

Special trains for Katra, Varanasi to clear festive rush

In order to clear extra rush of passengers during the forthcoming festive season of Dussehra and Diwali, Northern Railway has decided to run 8 pairs of special trains to various places including Jammu, Katra, Varanasi and Ajmer, among others.

Falling stone kills girl on way to Vaishno Devi

A nine-year old girl, on way to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu along with her family, was killed Monday after being hit by a falling stone, police said.

Shri Shakti Express to Katra stuck in tunnel due to engine failure

The newly-introduced direct train to Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, was stuck in a tunnel for an hour due to engine failure near Katra Railway Station.