This is really good news for the Goa and Goans. Having the world’s most expensive and luxurious train will be running on the Goan tracks. According to the sources, one of the most expensive luxury trains in the world is likely to run on the Goan tracks from next monsoon. The Indian Union Railway Ministry has proposed to extend the train’s route in southern India. Which is this train? Read the complete report here.
According to the local daily newspaper “Heraldo, ” not only India’s but the world’s most expensive railway service is about to start in Goa. According to the sources, the Union Railway Ministry of India is I the process of developing the infrastructure in the state to make the way for “Maharaja Express”. Maharaja Express is supposed to be the most expensive train in the world. The service of Maharaja is predicted to be commenced from next Monsoon said the sources.
The Union Railway Ministry is proposing the extension of the train’s route in Southern India and Goa is being one of the major tourism destination in the country it will have more scope for this train service. “There is ample scope for tourism development in Goa and Konkan belt and hence we have asked IRCTC to run the world’s most expensive luxury train Maharajas’ Express in the Southern India, covering Goa, Maharashtra, and Kerala,” Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said at a function to lay the foundation stone for a new railway crossing at Kharepatan, Maharashtra via video conferencing.
Mr. Suresh Prabhu is having the plans to start the services of Maharaja Express in Goa. “My plans are to see that by next year, the Maharajas’ Express train should make trips in Goa during the monsoon. Although the travel of Maharajas’ Express is very expensive but it will attract high-end tourists and generate revenue for the railways as well as the State,” the Minister said. He added that the introduction of the train will help create employment and increase the average revenue of every Goan.
According to sources, The Maharaja Express was voted the world’s leading luxury train service four times in a row at WTA (World Travel Awards) starting from 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Currently, the train runs on five circuits covering more than 12 destinations across northwest and central India. The major destination is said to be Rajasthan where it runs from October to April.
Prabhu also said that Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) will set up 10 more railway stations along the Goa, Konkan, Karnataka and Kerala route, at an estimated cost of Rs 150 crore. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza, Speaker Anant Shet, RDA Minister Alina Saldanha and Sindudurgh MP Vinayak Raut were present at the function said the sources.
With the inclusion of Maharajas’ Express services, Goa will have one more feather in its crown. The state tourism machinery is doing all the efforts to make sure that forthcoming tourism season is good for all the stakeholders of the tourism industry of Goa. Maharaja Express may not be the cup of tea of many but lot of high-end tourists traveling to northern India may prefer to use the services of Maharajas for sure. According to you, do you feel that the entry of Maharajas Express will be beneficial for Goa and Goans? It has claimed to boost up the employment in the state. Kindly leave your valuable comments on this.