Running of trains formally begins from newly built Yog Nagri Rishikesh station – trains started operating from Yoganagri Rishikesh station, Union Minister Nishank flags off Jammu Tawi Express


Special things

  • Two trains arrived on Monday on the first day
  • More trains will be operational in the coming days
  • Yoganari station is among the best railway stations in the country


Trains started operating on Monday from the first newly built Yoganagri Rishikesh (Yog Nagri Rishikesh) railway station of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Rishikesh-Karnaprayag railway project being built at a cost of around Rs 16,216 crore. With virtual presence Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ (Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank) jointly flagged off the Jammu Tawi Express from Yoganagari Rishikesh Railway Station at 15.40 pm jointly with Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Premchand Agarwal and Rishikesh Mayor Anita Mamgain. On Monday, two trains, the Jamoothavi Express and Prayagraj Express, came from here on the first day and in the coming days more trains will start operating from here.

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On this occasion, Union Education Minister Nishank said that the Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail line project is one of the ambitious projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rishikesh is its first and important stop from where the trains started operating today. He said that the newly constructed Yoganagri Rishikesh railway station will be inaugurated in future by Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Nishank said that due to the joint efforts of Railway Minister Goyal and Prime Minister Modi, the railway has grown rapidly in the entire country. The passengers boarded also congratulated.


Earlier, Assembly Speaker Agarwal and Rishikesh Mayor Anita Mamgain said that today will be an unforgettable day in the history of Rishikesh. The work on the 125 km long Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail project is going on fast. Completion of the project by 2024-25 Chief Minister Rawat (CM Trivendra Singh Rawat) has also expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Modi and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for this project, saying that the Prime Minister has a special attachment with Uttarakhand and the people of the state soon dream of a rail in the mountain Is going to come true Rawat said that the Rishikesh-Karnprayag Rail Project and the Chardham All Weather Road Project will prove to be the lifeline for the state and this will increase economic activities in the state and develop livelihood resources on a large scale.

He said, “The day is not far when tourists and devotees will come by train and local people of Uttarakhand will also be transporting their products to cities and markets by train.” Design of the newly built Yoganagari railway station from among the finest railway stations in India. There is one. It has three 600 meter high level platforms, two subways of 7.50 meters, 325 sqm waiting room, two lifts, two ramps and two escalators. Automatic coach washing system has also been installed here. The establishment of sewage treatment plant and foulant treatment plant with quick water facility makes this station compliant with world class standards.

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