Train to connect Bhagat Singh village in Amritsar
My Times Today.A train connecting Nawanshahr to Amritsar will end Thursday with the Jaijon-Doaba-Jalandhar DEMU being extended till the holy city. The extended route will benefit visitors from Majha region to the Bhagat Singh’s ancestral village — Khatkar Kalan, those wanting to visit the Golden Temple and traders, particularly cloth merchants who will travel this route.The train, which originates from Jaijon village of Hoshiarpur District under Garhshankar sub-division, will now cover over 200 km distance to Amritsar via Nawanshahr and Jalandhar districts. The fare would be around Rs 60 per person from Jaijon and Rs 50 per person from Nawanshahr to Amritsar. Earlier, people were spending around Rs 200 per person from Jaijon to Amritsar via bus. Earlier, the train, which came via Nawanshahr, terminated at Jalandhar.For over a decade, people of the area were demanding an extension of the route till Amrisatar. It will now cover around 22 stations in five districts — Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Amritsar. The train will run daily. It will depart from Jaijon at 5 am reach Amritsar at 11 am, and then start the return journey from Amritsar at 12:15 pm.