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India’s first AC double-decker Shatabdi train to run between Goa, Mumbai

Jan Shatabdi train service, one of the fastest train services that started in 2002, which cover the Goa-Mumbai distance within just 8 hours time. After almost 13 years, the government is planning to bring in India’s first AC double-decker Shatabdi train which will ply between Goa – Mumbai route. According to the sources, there is a proposal to run double-decker trains between Goa and Mumbai to handle the growing demand by tourists.

Goa is being the popular beach destination in the country has a huge tourist flow traveling between Goa and Mumbai and the double-decker AC trained service will be in the position to handle this traffic and it will also help in boosting the tourism business in Goa said the senior official from Railway Ministry. “There is a proposal to run the train between Goa and Mumbai to handle the growing demand by tourist,” official added.

The sources said that the first air-conditioned double-decker train had been started between Howrah and Dhanbad which was flagged off in 2011 and since then this service has been running successfully between all major cities which include Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Jaipur.

Shatabdi Express is one of the premier railway services of Indian railways which connect all major metro cities with other states and important tourism destinations in India. Shatabdi is the fastest train service in India and trains return to their origin station on the same day. Having all the modern amenities and coaches fitted with special features for comfortable travelling and having the seating capacity of around 1500 passengers.

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Source: PTI

Edited by Goa Prism News Desk   

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