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    By: Rang7 Team November 29, 2010
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The Konkan Railways, a 760 kms long line from Mumbai in Maharashtra to Mangalore in Karnataka passes through the three western states of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, all which are situated along the western coast of India, along the shores of the Arabian sea.

With increase in passenger rush, an additional train has been introduced along the Konkan Railway Line which will run from Pune in Maharashtra to Ernakulam in Karnataka. The train will start from Pune and pass through Navi Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore and end at Ernakulam and has been introduced with increasing demand from the Malayali community in Pune who need a regular train on this route for easy access to their home town.

The Ernakulum –Pune is a superfast bi-weekly express train and will leave Pune every Wednesday and Sunday at 6:45 pm to reach Ernakulam at 7 pm the next day. Enroute the train will stop at Panvel at 9:20 when it leaves Pune. From Ernakulam the train will leave every Tuesday and Friday at 5:15 am to reach Pune the next day at 5:50 am.

The Pune-Ernakulum superfast train will have 17 coaches, including one two-tier AC and three-tier AC, seven sleeper, six unreserved and two SLR coaches. This train was one amongst the four new ones announced in the Railway Budget 2010- 11 by Railway Minister Mamata Bannerjee this year.

The Konkan Railways passing through valleys, mountains and rivers has been a milestone for Indian engineers involved in this project who made this railway line possible using several technological innovations and has thus contributed immensely to the economical growth of the Konkan region. The Konkan region includes the Sahyadri mountains, the coastal strips of Arabian sea, dense forest covers, land rich in mineral resources, fields of paddy and orchards of mangoes and coconut trees. As compared to the other railway lines in Indian Railways, the Konkan Railway Line is comparatively very young and the first train on this line was flagged off on 26th January 1998.


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For more general information on Karnataka (Economy, History, Demographics, etc.), please refer to the Karnataka Wiki Guide.



For more general information on Maharastra (Economy, History, Demographics, etc.), please refer to the Maharastra Wiki Guide.


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