New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday flagged off Kathgodam-Dehradun Naini-Doon Janshatabdi Express via video conferencing from Rail Bhavan.
The new train will be providing direct connectivity between two important hill stations of Uttarakhand– Mussoorie and Nainital. It will operate five days a week except for Thursday and Sunday, making five stops between the source and destination.
The passenger train will start its journey from Kathgodam at 5:15 in the morning and will cover a distance of 334 kilometers to reach Dehradun in 7 hours 20 minutes.
It will make a return journey on the same day, departing from Dehradun at 4:15 pm to reach back Kathgodam at 11:50 pm. Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani was also present during the event.