Press Esc to close
Tuesday 30 September 2014
News updated at 7:13 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31°C
Min : 21°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Mysore - Goa train flagged off

Mysore, May 16, DHNS :

Departs from here at 3.15 pm; reaches Vasco-Da-Gama at 6 am

A good news for those who like dine and dance in Goa. The South Western Railways on Monday began a weekly special train to Vasco-Da-Gama (Goa) from Mysore for summer holiday season. The first train to from Mysore to Goa was flagged off, on Monday afternoon.

Cabin crew Prasad Kumar Urs flagging off the  Mysore-Vascoda Gama Summer Special Train, in Mysore on Monday. Divisional Railway Manager, South Western Railway B B Verma, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Dr Anup Dayanand Sadhu and others are also seen. Dh photoTrain No. 06201 Mysore-Vascoda Gama (Goa) will run once in a week on every Mondays and Tuesdays between Mysore and Vasco. The train departs from city at 3.15 pm and arrives in Vaco-Da-Gama at 6 am on Tuesday. In return journey, T No. 06202 departs from Vasco at 8.45 pm on Tuesdays and reach Mysore at 11.35 am on every Wednesday.

The special express train will travel via K R Nagara, Holenarasipur, Hassan, Arasikere, Birur, Davanagere, Ranibennur, Haveri, Hubli, Dharwad, Alnavar, Londa, Castle rock, Kulem, Sanvordem, Madgaon to reach Vascoda Gama. The train will have two II AC class, two III AC, 11 sleeper, two ladies compartments and three general compartments.

The journey time between the two cities will be approximately 14 hours and 45 minutes. The fare for the trip is Rs 275 for adults and  Rs 205 for senior citizen (men) and Rs158 for senior citizen (women and children) for sleeper class. While, the fare is Rs1,018 for II AC (Rs742 for senior citizen men and  Rs 545 for senior citizen women and children). The unreserved ticket will be available for Rs140 for adults.


Prasad Kumar Urs, a cabin crew with the Railways who will retire this month flagged off the train in the presence of Divisional Railway Manager B B Verma and other senior officials of Railways.

Talking to reporters, Verma said there was a long-time demand for the Mysore - Goa service. The service connects many important places between the route. The fare is also very less compared to bus services and travellers would have comfortable journey, he remarked.

Observing that there were lot of foreign tourists in the train, he said the services between Mysore and Goa, two important centres would also provide a boost to tourism sector in both regions.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Barack Obama and Narendra Modi, at the dinner hosted in his honour, at the White House ...

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi, at the dinner hosted in his honour, at the White House ...

Actors Vikram and Karthi participating in a fast to protest Jayalalithaa's conviction ...

Actors Vikram and Karthi participating in a fast to protest Jayalalithaa's conviction ...

Lahore Lions skipper Muhammad Hafeez is bowled during the Champions League Twenty 20 ...

Lahore Lions skipper Muhammad Hafeez is bowled during the Champions League Twenty 20 ...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi provides relief packages to a flood victim in Jammu ...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi provides relief packages to a flood victim in Jammu ...

Modi waves to supporters  in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington ...

Modi waves to supporters in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington ...

People enjoy a sheep fight in Hubli, Karnataka ...

People enjoy a sheep fight in Hubli, Karnataka ...

Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi interacts with flood victims at a relief camp at Boko ...

Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi interacts with flood victims at a relief camp at Boko ...

Products made out of waste materials by the students of a college in Rohtak ...

Products made out of waste materials by the students of a college in Rohtak ...

India's Sunil Vitalacharya Sowmarpet and Akashdeep Singh celebrate their victory over South Korea ..

India's Sunil Vitalacharya Sowmarpet and Akashdeep Singh celebrate their victory over South Korea ..

India's Vikas Gowda during the Menís Discus throw final at Asian Games in Incheon ...

India's Vikas Gowda during the Menís Discus throw final at Asian Games in Incheon ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523