First AC double-decker Shatabdi train to run between Mumbai, Goa

There is a proposal to run the train between Mumbai and Goa to cater to the growing demand by tourists, the official said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2015 7:45 pm
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India’s first AC double-decker Shatabdi train will soon run between Mumbai and Goa.

Goa, a popular beach destination in the country, attracts tourists from all over the country and the proposed double-decker service will be a boost to tourism, a senior Railway Ministry official said.

There is a proposal to run the train between Mumbai and Goa to cater to the growing demand by tourists, the official said.

The first double-decker air conditioned train between Howrah and Dhanbad was flagged off in October 2011, and since then the service is operational between many cities, including Ahmedabad-Mumbai, Chennai–Bangalore, Delhi-Jaipur and Delhi-Lucknow.

Shatabdi Express, a premier service of railways, connect Metro cities with other cities important for tourism, pilgrimage or business. Shatabdi trains return to the station of origin the same day.

AC double-decker trains are equipped with modern amenities and its coaches have special features for comfortable travelling with a seating capacity for around 1,500 passengers.

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