Indian Railways has flagged off the first inaugural service of the Goa to Mumbai double-decker air-conditioned Shatabdi train.
The fully air-conditioned double-decker train was the first of its kind in the country and was flagged off from Panaji by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. It would play important role in boosting tourism in Goa by bringing the tourists over to the coastal state during the peak tourist season.
The train will run thrice a week between Margao Railway Station and the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai. It would cover the distance between two states in around 12 hours and has total eight compartments with a seating capacity of 120 in each compartment.