With the inauguration of Tr. No. 16595 from 8th March 2020, I read widely across media that its good news to travelers from Bangalore to Goa. Though the train board has YPR - KAWR - VSG mentioned on it. I guess there is no direct ticket / adv resv available online on irctc website from YPR to MAO. Though I found out from NTES website that the YPR - KAWR reached around 90 mins late to KAWR today and the onward train from KAWR to VSG departed KAWR only after the YPR - KAWR reached KAWR. Therefore, I have a few questions - if anyone can help -
a) If the rakes are same, can we buy journey extension tkts on
You mean we can buy the general tkt right inside the train from the TTE (as the stoppage is just for 5 mins at KAWR)
What you said is a little confusing for me. Okay let us consider that I want to travel from YPR to KAWR by 2A class and so I book a ticket online. But I want to continue my journey till MAO. What do I do in this case please?
This is practically impossible. Consider that I am not a good runner and I surely can't make it to the general tkt counter and buy my onward journey tkt from KAWR to MAO/VSG and return to my train before it starts moving out of the platform - all this in just 5 mins of stoppage time? Highly Impossible!
Fully agreed to all that you have mentioned. Then why the BIG mess of reporting in newspapers that a direct train from Bangalore to Goa is inaugurated - just to please the politicians - when practically one cannot buy point to point tkts from YPR to MAO or VSG in this train.
That is exactly my point and why I was confused after finding that irctc does not allow direct YPR to MAO/VSG tkt bookings in this train - that I decided to create this thread and ask for opinions from members here.
On what basis or source did you mention this please?
Thanks for this. I hope that it will be going in that direction as you have mentioned - and after all it will be for the benefit of the general public, who actually use these trains.
Madgaon is one of the most important stations on the Konkan Railway route. I visited this station a couple of times in October 2019 and listing some tips below:
1. Connectivity: Madgaon precisely lies in South Goa and is very well connected to other regions in Goa. Below are some of the means of transport from Madgaon station to other destinations:
a. Bus: Madgaon railway station has a small bus stand located about 200 mts from the railway station platform no 1. The main bus stand is about 3 kms away from
Exhaustively written,Vivek. Well done.