As a part of its constant endeavour to facilitate the smooth pilgrimage to the Holy Cave, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has facilitated the setting up of a computerised Railway Reservation Counter at Katra. The Shrine Board has provided the required infrastructure to the Railway authorities for housing the Railway Reservation Counter.
Ideally located in the Niharika Complex near the main Bus Stand at Katra this computerized Railway Reservation Counter will certainly go a long way in meeting the long felt need of the devotees visiting the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi Ji from various parts of the country.
Prior to the establishment of this counter, Railway Reservations were got madethrough authorized agents to whom a fixed quota was allotted. Pilgrims could get their tickets booked with in the quota range only but no facility for cancellation of reservation was available.
With the commissioning of the new Railway Reservation Counter, the pilgrims can make or cancel reservation to/from any part of the country instantly.