Rail Bus Service Starts Between Mathura And Vrindavan To Make Travel Easier

by Vinita Jain
Rail Bus Service Starts Between Mathura And Vrindavan To Make Travel Easier

On the birthday of Lord Krishna, Janmashtami 2022, Indian Railways announced a new intercity rail bus service between Mathura and Vrindavan. Newly manufactured railcars can carry 50 passengers and are equipped with more powerful engines. The twin cities Mathura and Vrindavan are connected by a 12 km long meter-gauge railway track. On November 18, 2021, railbuses were reintroduced on this route after being suspended due to technical problems and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rail Bus Starts Running Between Mathura And Vrindavan

The one-way fare for this rail bus is set at just ₹30. Train buses will run twice daily between Mathura and Vrindavan. It will first start at Mathura Junction at 8:55 AM and will reach Vrindavan at 9:30 AM. And the second run will begin from Mathura Junction at 3:20 PM. Along the way, the train stops at Sri Krishna Janam sthan station and Masani station.

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In May 2022 Mathura member Hema Malini met the Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, and Ashwani Vaishnav to discuss Mathura-Vrindavan’s mass transit systems. Local reports suggest that the railway is 22 meters wide and 13 km long. And the railway has 38.7 hectares of land.

The Service Can Boost Tourism In Mathura

Mathura is well connected to the rest of the country by rail and is only 140 km south of Delhi on the Delhi NCR-Agra Yamuna highway. The state’s CM Yogi Adityanath promised earlier this year that his government would develop the Mathura-Vrindavan and Gokul Dham, following his Ayodhya and Varanasi.

Rail Bus Mathura
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Mathura and Vrindavan as well as other cities in the Mathura district, like Gokul, Govardhan, Nandgaon, Mahavan, etc. attract devotees and tourists throughout the year, especially during the festivals like Holi, Janmashtami, and Shravan. On that note, did you know that Indian Railways will soon charge extra for passengers who carry excess luggage?