Direct Bus Service to Jammu & Kashmir

Direct Bus Service to Jammu

Question: Which two cities of Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are connected by direct bus service?
(a) Lucknow and Katra
(b) Ayodhya and Katra
(c) Gorakhpur and Katra
(d) Prayagraj and Katra
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • A direct air conditioned bus service from Prayagraj to Katra in Jammu & Kashmir and back started on January 7, 2019. The first bus was flagged off by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
  • This will provide pilgrims coming to Kumbh in Prayagraj this month a direct connectivity to visit Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra, Jammu.
  • The service started with an inter-state bus pact signed between UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) and its J&K counterpart. A MoU with Himachal Pradesh was also signed for similar arrangement.
  • The distance of about 1,387 km between Prayagraj and Katra will be covered in almost 24 hours.


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