Vande Bharat Express taking Vaishno Devi pilgrims to Katra won’t serve non-veg food


Vande Bharat Express taking Vaishno Devi pilgrims to Katra won’t serve non-veg food

Passengers on the proposed Vande Bharat Express between Delhi and Katra, near the Vaishno Devi shrine, will only be served vegetarian food, ThePrint has learnt.

The train, which is India’s fastest and is expected to cut travel time on the route from over 12 hours to eight hours, will host a vegetarian menu keeping in mind the faith of pilgrims expected to take the journey, a source in the Union Railway Ministry told ThePrint.

Vaishno Devi, located at the Trikuta or “three-peaked” mountain in Jammu & Kashmir, is one of the holiest places of Hindu pilgrimage. The deity, known as “Moonh Maangi Muradein Poori Karne Wali Mata” or the goddess who grants any wish made by her devotees, draws lakhs every year — nearly 85 lakh visited last year alone.

A special menu is being prepared for the train by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the source added. Read More

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