Konkan Railway: Charismatic Journey to Remember!

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Konkan Railway: Charismatic Journey to Remember!!!


Meta Description: Konkan Railway route will give you charismatic experience.The construction of this railway track holds an amazing history that you will find interesting.Here we are providing the details about Konkan railway.


Undoubtedly the Konkan Railway will take you to an incredible route accompanied by rugged mountains. It is one of the captivating and fantastic railway routes in India. The Konkan Railway route is 756 KM long and covers the western coast of the country. The Railway routes cover the three-state Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Goa. The railway routes pass through stunning views, including rugged mountains, lush valleys, natural flowing rivers, and ultimately leading to the sea.

Monsoon is the best time to see the flowing water streams near the track of railway routes. In monsoon, the mesmerizing view of clouds makes the journey more magical. It is an enthralling experience for anyone traveling via this route.


Dudhsagar Magical Falls

As the name suggests that DudhSagar falls looks like a cascade of milk falling from heights. You will get a glimpse of these beautiful spots if you travel from Delhi to Goa via the Indian Railways. You can get the best view of this waterfall in the daytime, along with a cold breeze from the forest. The cold breeze with a strong running water current will take all your stress away from your mind.


Story Behind Konkan Railway Station

Konkan doesn't have any railway routes that connect the coastal cities. During British rule, i.e., before 15th august 1947, Britishers haven't tried to make any railway line along this route.

In 1920, the 1st proposal for a railway route across Konkan was given. It is the first project for which the funds are raised without touching Government coffers.

The 42,000 people owing to the 4850 hectares leave their land voluntarily, seeing the importance of Konkan's railway project. The route includes the longest ever tunnel at karbud, i.e., 5.6 KM long. Now the journey requires a travel duration of 17 hrs despite 3-4 days.


E Sreedharan: Man Behind the Konkan Railway Station Success

E Sreedharan is the man changing the face of public transport. He achieves a milestone by building a 759 km long railway track that includes 2,328 bridges, 92 tunnels, and 59 stations in 8 years only. He and his team had really worked hard to complete the work in the allocated time period. Each member of the team works dedicatedly and achieves the goals.

The idea of an extension of the railway track along the coastal line to Mumbai was at first given by Britishers. They neglect it after examining the hard, unpredictable, and undulating area of the Konkan. Afterward, the idea of construction of the Konkan Railway track was suggested by many, but ultimately it kept on extending.

However, everyone knows that it is crucial to built the railway track on this route. After independence, the Railway track of Mumbai opened from Diva to panel and afterward South to Apta. In 1964 the idea of extending the western coast railways was given by Sri Panampilli Govinda Menon, who was working as railway minister at that time.

The demands for railway routes in the west coastline get boosts by Barrister Nath Pai MP, who actively participates in the fight for freedom hailing from Vengurla. Konkan's railway project was initially started in 1989. Mr. George Fernandes was the Railway Minister during this project.

The responsibility for the construction of the Konkan railway project was given to an independent company. In 1990 Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. was founded with E.Sreedharan as CMD, and finally, the Konkan railway station was initiated.

Train Services Available at Konkan Railways

The first stretch of a railway track includes the Roha-Veer and Thokur -Udupi stretch in 1993. Both tracks were 47 K.M. long. Mangalore-Udupi was the 1st passenger train to run on the Konkan railway track on 20th March 1993. The tracks from both ends reach North Goa in the year 1997.

The tunnel's construction started in 1992 and after the completion of the Pernem tunnel took place after six years. The first train to run from Mumbai to Madgaon was (0111 Mumbai CST – Madgaon Express), covering the gap between Maharashtra & Goa. Now the train is known as Konkan Kanya Express. After constructing the Konkan railway routes, all the trains from Kerala to Gujarat were diverted through this route.

Some of the latest additions to the Konkan Railway list for long-distance weekly Express are the Ernakulam – Madgaon Express, the Marusagar Express, Mangalore – Mumbai Superfast Ernakulam LTT Duronto, and. Ernakulam – Nizamuddin Duronto, the Kochuveli – LTT Garib Rath, the Madgaon – Mumbai CST Jan Shatabdi Express.

History of Konkan Railway Construction

The construction of the railway track in Konkan was really Challenging. The area was surrounded by swampy marshes, undulating lands, uneven grasses, cascade waterfalls, steep cliffs, thick forests, and more. It is not easy to plan any strategies for the whole route as geography changes every kilometer. It requires cutting hard rocks, thick forests, volcanic rock, and loose sand. The challenge exceeds with its unpredictable climate and violent monsoon that cause landslides and floods in the area.

The Konkan railway track construction requires leveling the track as smoothly as possible to maintain the train's speed. It enables the train to run at 160km/h. To support this speed, the construction requires cutting down of rocks, bridges, and tunnels. It includes a total no 2000 of bridges constructed over the river.

Schedule of Konkan Railway station

Passengers can check the timetable, live train running status, and train schedule of Konkan Railway station. The railway route of Konkan gives you a heavenly feeling by passing through beautiful valleys, the shade of coconut trees, bridges, and tunnels.

However, we suggest you travel in the monsoon season to get the best view. It will be a treat for your eyes to witness the beauty of nature and the fantastic engineering of Konkan Railways.

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