The New Delhi to Ludhiana Shatabdi Express has started halting at Jind in Haryana from Sunday. It will halt there on all seven days of the week. The announcement was made by Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge at the rail-road rally in Hansi on July 28.

The Lok Sabha MP from Rohtak and Congress member, Deepender Singh Hooda, travelled on this train from New Delhi Railway Station to Jind on Sunday.

Mr. Hooda said the Delhi-Ludhiana service has been operational for the past one-and-a-half years but it did not stop at Jind.

He said work on the Jind-Gohana-Sonepat railway line, connecting Jind directly with Delhi, was expected to be completed by year-end.

Mr Hooda said that in the last Railway Budget, approval was given for electrification of the Rohtak-Jind-Jakhal railway line. After the completion of this electrification work, an EMU train would also run between Jind and Delhi.