Narendra Modi Begins First Visit to J&K as PM, Flags off Train for Vaishno Devi Pilgrims

July 4, 2014 8:04 AM

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Narendra Modi Begins First Visit to J&K as PM, Flags off Train for Vaishno Devi Pilgrims

Katra: Narendra Modi has flagged off a new train to Katra, the base town for the Vaishno Devi shrine, on his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking over as Prime Minister. He has a packed schedule in the state today, and there is massive security amid calls for a bandh by separatists.

Mr Modi landed in Jammu this morning and flew by chopper to Katra, where he flagged off the new train to Delhi via Udhampur. An estimated 50 lakh people visit the Vaishno Devi shrine every year.

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