Indian Railways is the lifeline of the country and millions of people travel on it every day. Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway network of the world. There are around 8000 railway stations in India. You must have a valid ticket to travel by train.
But do you know that you need a passport and visa to go to the railway station? You will be surprised to hear this. But today we are going to tell you that there is a railway station in India where you will need a passport and visa to go there. Let know more in detail
At what point do you need a visa?
For your information, let us know that you will need a visa to go to India Attari station. You need a visa to visit Pakistan. You will be surprised to know that this is the only railway station in India where you will need a Pakistani visa to visit. The station is located in Amritsar district of Punjab and falls under the jurisdiction of Ferozepur railway division of Northern Railway.
But the question is, why is it necessary to take a visa even if this railway station is in India? So let us tell you that the train goes to Pakistan from Attari railway station, so to go here you have to take permission from Pakistan. Apart from this, if you are found roaming here even for security reasons, then you may have to go to jail.
Also, if you try to forcefully enter this railway station, you can be booked under Section 14 of the Foreigners Act. The Samjhauta train was the world only international train. If you want to travel by this train, then you have to give the passport number to buy the ticket. The Delhi-Attari Express, Amritsar-Attari DEMU, Jabalpur-Attari special trains will also be seen, but none of them will run on the Attari-Lahore line.