Soon a Vande Bharat semi-high speed express train will be introduced on the Mumbai-Goa route. Its information has been shared by Niranjan Davkhare, a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council. Union Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Danve has informed about this to the delegation of MLAs from Maharashtra.
Thane: A Vande Bharat semi-high speed express train will be started soon on the Mumbai-Goa route. Its information has been shared by Niranjan Davkhare, a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council.
Maharashtra MLAs meet Union Minister of State for Railways
A delegation of MLAs from Maharashtra met Union Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Danve on 3 February. In this meeting, the Union Minister informed the group that Vande Bharat Express train will be run between Mumbai and Goa.
Danve said that this express train will be operated between Mumbai and Goa on the lines of the recently introduced trains on Mumbai-Shirdi and Mumbai-Solapur routes.
Mumbai-Goa rail route completed
The Union Minister told the delegation that the electrification of the Mumbai-Goa rail route has been completed and the new train service will be started after inspection. The delegation discussed several issues related to Railways in Thane and Konkan region with the Minister during the meeting.
Meanwhile, allotment of stalls to the persons affected by the railway project or their relatives, mobile stalls at each railway station for farmers, raising the height of platforms to reduce the gap between them and trains, to prevent flooding due to railway bridges. The issue of taking measures was also discussed.
The delegation discussed with Danve the issue of extending Sawantwadi-Diva train service up to Dadar, rehabilitation of those living along railway tracks under the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) scheme and other issues. The legislators also demanded that Thane’s Mumbra station be renamed as Mumbra Devi station. Danve assured them that action would be taken after the state government submitted a proposal to this effect.