Mumbai, 2nd June 2023: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate Goa’s first Vande Bharat Express on June 3rd at 10:30 AM through a video conference. This technologically advanced train, in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of “Make in India” and Aatmanirbhar Bharat, will enhance connectivity on the Mumbai-Goa route and offer passengers a comfortable and efficient mode of transportation. The Vande Bharat Express in Goa will be the 19th of its kind in the country.
Operating between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Goa’s Madgaon station, the train is expected to complete the journey in approximately seven and a half hours, effectively reducing travel time by about an hour compared to the current fastest train on the route. The Vande Bharat Express is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and advanced safety features, including the KAVACH technology, ensuring a high level of passenger comfort and security.
Furthermore, the introduction of the indigenously manufactured Vande Bharat Express in Goa is anticipated to boost tourism in both states. With its modern facilities and improved travel experience, the train will attract more visitors and facilitate smoother movement between Mumbai and Goa, two popular destinations known for their cultural, historical, and natural attractions.
The launch of Goa’s first Vande Bharat Express represents a significant step towards enhancing rail connectivity and promoting domestic manufacturing capabilities.