Konkan Railway to launch three holiday specials

Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) The Konkan Railway, which connects Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, will launch three special trains to cater to the holiday rush during Ganesh Chaturthi next week, officials said on Tuesday.

In a statement issued here, the Konkan Railway said that the three trains are 00118/00117 Ratnagiri – Vasai Road – Ratnagiri Special Train (Reserved Express), 00112 /00111 Madgaon – Vasai Road – Madgaon Special Train (Reserved Express) and 00115/00116 Vasai Road – Mangalore – Vasai Road Special Train (Reserved Express).

“All the trains have 18 coaches and will be operational during the period of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival,” the statement said.

Hundreds of thousands of Konkan residents travel to and from towns and industrial centres to their ancestral homes in the area during the festival which begins on September 17.

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