16 May 2023

Vande Bharat Runs On Trial Basis On Konkan Railway Line; PM Modi To Soon Flag Off Mumbai-Goa Vande Bharat Express

Kolhapur: Vande Bharat Express, a semi-high speed express, ran on a trial run on the Konkan Railway line on Tuesday. In Maharashtra, it left Mumbai's CSMT Railway Station at 0535 hrs on Tuesday to reach Madgaon (or Margao) at 1430 hrs the same day.

After the success of the trial, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon flag off this Vande Bharat Express from CSMT Mumbai station.

Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Danve said that the Tejas Express made in Germany ran for the first time on the Konkan Railway line and passengers are eagerly waiting for the Vande Bharat Express made in India. Vande Bharat Express successfully ran on Konkan Railway line during today's trial run. Shri Modi will soon flag off this Vande Bharat Express to Madgaon.

Madgaon is a major religious centre and commercial hub of Goa

About 33 km south of Panjim, Madgaon or Margao is a major religious center and commercial hub of Goa. Madgaon is the oldest and the second largest city in Goa. Located on the banks of the Sal River, the city gets its name from the Sanskrit word ‘Mathagram’ which stands for a place that has a math. The city was home to numerous mathas of the Vaishnava sect. The name changed to Margao when the Portuguese colonized the region.

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