Aiming at providing a world class experience to passengers and boost regional tourism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off Goa’s first Vande Bharat Express from Madgaon railway station, on Saturday (3 June) at 10.30am via video conferencing.
The state-of-the-art Vande Bharat Express is expected to improve connectivity in the Mumbai-Goa route and provide the people of the region, the means to travel with speed and comfort.
The train will be the nineteenth Vande Bharat train to run in the country and will run between Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Goa’s Madgaon station.
It will cover the journey in approximately seven and half hours — which will help save about one hour of journey time, when compared to the current fastest train connecting the two places.
The indigenously made train, equipped with world class amenities and advanced safety features including KAVACH technology, will also boost tourism in both states.
Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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