Good news for passengers !!! It has been decided to augment coaches in Train no. 11003 / 11004 Dadar - Sawantwadi Road - Dadar Tutari Express on permanent basis in co-ordination with Central Railway. Details are as under:
A slow but extremely useful overnite train serving the Konkan region of Maharashtra ,, was long due for capacity augmentation...
Very true, it is the only Express train to serve small stations like SVX, AVRD, NAN & VEER. Also the only train which has General Quota for Ratnagiri-Mumbai travelers.
There is a scope for speeding-up this train in UP direction where it has to face 2 overtakes unnecessarily.
It can depart SWV at 20:45 to reach DR at 06:45.
Great news. Considering that Dadar can only accommodate max 19 coaches good to see augmentation. Very good overnite train from Konkan till Mumbai
Even with current departure time, it can easily reach Dadar before KK...
Margao: Part doubling of the Konkan Railway route, setting up of new stations, route electrification and other capacity enhancement works that are under way, will boost tourism in the Konkan region, deputy general manager (public relations) of the Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd, Baban Ghatge, said. Doubling of the 46km Veer Roha section is expected to be completed by the year-end, while electrification of the 740km-long Konkan Railway route is likely to be complete by 2020. Ghatge said construction of a fifth platform and an additional line was also in progress at the Margao railway station.The Konkan Railway’s capacity augmentation project comprises 141km doubling of critical portions, development of 11 new stations, addition of eight loop lines to increase line capacity and route electrification. While one loop line has already been commissioned at Murdeshwar, Karnataka, the rest are expected to be completed by this December or early months of 2020.Ghatge told TOI
MAO SVM and SVM QLM doubling works are going at great pace might get completed by Q2 or Q3 of 2021 if continues at same pace.
Regarding Majorda Vasco I had read somewhere on internet it was stuck due to some land acquisition around Vasco outers areas ie. as per a SWR official he did not mention objections at Majorda and Cansaulim.
There are some houses on the hills at VSG outers which needs to be destroyed so those people will have to be reallocated to other areas as compensation that
Is there enough space at Dabolim stn ? If yes, while Doubling SWR should seriously think of shifting MPT Main lines/Freight lines from Vasco stn. to Dabolim area. In that way additional Infrastructure for Passenger traffic can be utilised.
By the way, there is some land besides Vasco stn ( mostly south), near that school. Who owns that land any idea ?
Dabolim there is not much scope. I think they are planning on laying some stabling lines at Chandor Railway station. There was a BTPN terminal at VSG on the tracks branching towards MPT demolished now also a BCNA loading was there. The tracks branching towards MPT there is scope to develop two to three stabling lines.
Konkan Railway Electrification .
- doubling project of Konkan Railway was initiated by the then RM Mr. Prabhu.
- However, there were confusing reports in past regarding the project
- It was reported that Mr. Prabhu wanted to go for full stretch doubling of KR at cost of 10000-15000 Cr. Rs.
- Later it was reported that doubling shall be done in 3 patches i.e. from Roha