There is good news for people who love going to Goa again and again! Especially, Mumbaikars! Mumbai to Goa can now be your preferred weekend getaway with India’s first double-decker air-conditioned Shatabdi Express flagged off between Mumbai and Goa.
This double-decker Shatabdi will run thrice in a week and is expected to cover a distance of around 632 km in an estimated 12 hours time. The train will depart from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Mumbai) at 5.30 am and will reach Madgaon (Goa) at 7.30 pm on the same day. On the other hand, it will depart from Madgaon at 6.00 am and will reach Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 7.10 pm on the same day. Presently the train has the capacity to accommodate 120 passengers in eight compartments. The first-of-its-kind in India, Mumbai to Goa Shatabdi Express is expected to further boost tourism in Goa.
As the vacation season has already set in, the newly launched Mumbai to Goa train is definitely going to be a boon to global travellers and Indians equally.
Take a quick glance through some facts:
- The train will run from Mumbai on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
- The train will run from Goa on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
- It will halt at Thane, Panvel, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavli, Sawantwadi, Thivim and Karmali stations.
Now, you don’t have to worry about high airfares or long, hectic road trips with the double-decker Shatabdi in place. So if Goa’s Sunburn took a backseat owing to the skyrocketing airfares, book your tickets now before its fully reserved. It is sure going to be a fun ride.