Velankanni Festival: Indian Railways announces special trains for devotees
Because of the upcoming Velankanni festival, South Western Railway has announced a special train between Vasco da Gama (Goa) and Velankanni (Tamil Nadu).
The festival will be celebrated on August 29.
According to a release, the Vasco da Gama – Velankanni special train will leave Vasco da Gama at 9 am on August 27 and reach Velankanni at 12:25 pm the next day.
In the return direction, Velankanni – Vasco Da Gama Special (07358) will leave Velankanni at 11:45 pm on 28th August and arrive at Vasco Da Gama at 4 am on the third day.
Coach Composition: 4- AC Three Tier Coach, 5- Sleeper Class Coach, 7- General Second Class Coach and 2- Second Class Divyangjan Friendly cum Luggage cum Brake Van
The stations en route are Madgaon, Sanvordem Church, Kulem, Castle Rock, Londa, Dharwad, Hubli, Haveri, Ranibennur, Davangri, Birur, Arsikere, Tiptur, Tumkur, Chik Banwar, Banaswadi, Krishnarajapuram, Bangarapet, Salem, Rasipuram, Namakkal. Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam.
Another train Vasco Da Gama – Velankanni Special (07359) will leave Vasco Da Gama at 2:30 PM on 2nd September and will reach Velankanni at 7:10 PM the next day.
In the return direction, Velankanni – Vasco Da Gama (07360) Special will leave Velankanni at 9:15 am on 4th September and arrive at Vasco Da Gama at 10 am the next day.
The stations where the trains will halt are Madgaon, Sanverdam Church, Kulem, Castle Rock, Londa, Dharwad, Hubli, Haveri, Ranibennur, Harihar, Davangere, Birur, Arsikere, Tiptur, Tumkur, Chik Banwar, Banaswadi, Krishnarajapuram, Bangarpet, Salem, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam.