First Railway Station in Yog Nagri Rishikesh in Uttarakhand

Most awaited Rishikesh-Karnaprayag rail route –began today i.e 11th Jan 2021 .Yog Nagri Rishikesh is the first station on the ambitious Rishikesh-Karnaprayag rail link, a pet project of both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

The newly constructed station became operational with the arrival of Jammu Tavi Express on Monday morning which was flagged off from the station in the afternoon virtually by Union Human Resource Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. The 125 km Rishikesh-Karnaprayag rail link is estimated to be built at a cost of Rs 16,216 crore by 2024-2025.

Trains will also be run from the newly built railway station at Rishikesh during the forthcoming Haridwar Kumbh.