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Railway track to Katra will operational from July to reach Vaishno Devi Mandar

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NEW DELHI: Indian Railways is playing a special train service to Travel to Vaishno Devi shrine from July so maximum people can reach one of the important place of Hinduism. Trains will reach the mountainous town of Katra that is base camp of shrine. This place is one of the most popular tourist destination during summer in India.

According to Railways authorities work on the 25 km-long Uddhampur-Katra rail link is almost complete and Railways will hand it over to Commissioner Railway Safety for approval to run trains up to Katra.

Vaishno Devi Mandir is one of the holy Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, located in the hills of Vaishno Devi, in Indian held Jammu and Kashmir. In Hinduism, Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani and Vaishnavi, is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.

The shrine is at an altitude of 5300 feet and a distance of approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Katra town. Approximately 8 million pilgrims (yatris) visit the temple every.

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