Indian Railways started operating train services from Yog Nagri Rishikesh railway station.
Indian Railways’ Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail line project: From Monday, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways started operating train services from Yog Nagri Rishikesh railway station, developed under the Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail line project in the state of Uttarakhand. The Jammu-Tawi Express became the maiden train to arrive at the newly constructed railway station. According to the Railway Ministry, the freshly built Yog Nagri Rishikesh railway station has been equipped with various modern facilities for the convenience of passengers. The ministry said that the Jammu-Tawi Express train service would accelerate economic activities, including tourism in Uttarakhashmir.
On 11 January 2021, train number 04605 Yoganagari Rishikesh-Jammu Tawi (weekly) was virtually flagged off from the newly constructed Yoganagari Rishikesh railway station. According to the Northern Railway zone, this station is the first 125 km long Yoganagari Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail line project. This railway station is strategically important and is expected to give a boost to the tourism industry. In the future, this newly constructed railway station will prove to be an essential part of the Char Dham Yatra. It is being said that compared to road journeys, rail travel time for Char Dham Yatra will be reduced by about half. Also, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat congratulated and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for this project.