In Uttar Pradesh, Direct bus services from Prayagraj to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir started. Now those pilgrims who will visit Kumbh in Prayagraj can directly go to Mata Vashno devi Shrine located in katra.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday flagged off the bus service from Prayagraj to Katra and back during Kumbh and afterwards.
The service was started on the occasion when the UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) signed an inter-state bus pact with its counterpart in J&K. The MoU between the two states was signed last year.
On the occasion, UP also signed an MoU with Himachal Pradesh for a similar arrangement.
Fare of these AC buses will be less than Third AC fare of train. The distance of about 1,387km between Prayagraj and Katra will be covered in almost 24 hours and the ride will cost passengers Rs 1,333 each. Both UP and J&K will operate buses on three routes.
While UP will have its roadways buses covering 816km in J&K, buses from Jammu will cover 1,846km in UP. Soon, there will be direct buses available from Lucknow to Katra.