With the opening of the new Yog Nagri Rishikesh railway station, train travelling has become more convenient for Char Dham devotees!
Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has recently opened the first station of the Rishikesh-Karnaprayag New Rail Line- Yog Nagri Rishikesh railway station in the state of Uttarakhand. The newly built railway station has been set up under the significant Char Dham project of Indian Railways. It has been equipped with various modern facilities such as lift, ramps, escalators, etc., for the convenience of passengers. According to the Railway Ministry, this Indian Railways project will accelerate the development, the economy of the region.
Train number 04605 Yoganagari Rishikesh – Jammu Tawi (weekly) was flagged off virtually from the new Yog Nagri Rishikesh railway station on 11 January 2021. This railway station, according to the Northern Railway zone, is the first station of the 125 kilometer long Yoganagari Rishikesh – Karnprayag Rail Line project. It is strategically important and it is expected that the station will give a boost to the tourism industry. This newly established railway station in Rishikesh will prove to be a key part of the Char Dham Yatra in the future.
According to the national transporter, it is being said that compared to road journey, the train travel time for Char Dham Yatra will be reduced by nearly half.