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history of konkan kanya express

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#Know_Your_Train
~~~#Konkan Kanya Express ~~~
#Name :-Konkan Kanya literally means Konkan's virgin, deriving its name from the Konkan region of India through which the train runs. It is an important train link serving people along the coastal areas of Konkan.
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#Description :-Konkan Kanya Express is an Indian Railways train running between Mumbai and Madgaon on the Konkan Railway route. The train covers the 580 km journey in about 13.5 hours during monsoon. It is an important train link serving people along the coastal areas of Maharastra and Goa.Its average speed is 43 kmph.During non-monsoon it covers the distance of 580 km in 11h 40 min with an average speed of 50km/hr. The Krishnarajpuram WDP4/WDP4-B is in-charge of this train. It has got ISO certificate for Cleanliness and Great Maintainence of coaches. Foreign touristers like to travel through this train.This train enjoys the highest patronage on KR.
#Inaugurated On :- 25th January 1998.
#Region :- Passes through region of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg.
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#RSA :- Shares its Rakes with Mandovi Express. Total of 3 rakes shared between konkan Kanya and Mandovi Express..
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#Zone :- Pass through zone of CR(Central Railway) and KR(Konkan Railway).
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#Base :- Madgaon. Rakes maintained at Madgaon CDO..
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#River :- 2 Major - Thane Creek Bridge and Mandovi River bridge.
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#Physical_Region :- Pass through the plains of Raigad district, Tunnels of Ratnagiri District (2nd Longest tunnel in India Karbude Tunnel),Asia's 2nd tallest bridge Panval Viaduct And The Zuari River
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#States :- 2 States. #Maharashtra 14, #Goa 4 halts
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#Speed :- Avg. Speed with halts 43km/hr (During Monsoon) & 50km/hr (Non-monsoon).
Avg. Speed without halts 46km/hr ( During Monsoon) & 53km/hr (Non-monsoon)
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#Languages :- Marathi, Konkani, Malwani speaking language
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#Trivia :-
¤ One of the Best Pantry/Catering in the country
¤ ISO Certified train
¤ Best Coach Maintainence
¤ Lifeline for the People of Konkan
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#Photos
¤ Pic 1 - RSA Train board
¤ Pic 2 - Konkan Kanya Express at Vilavde
¤ Pic 3 - Konkan Kanya Express entering Vaibhavwadi Station on KR..
¤ Pic 4 - Konkan Kanya Express at Bhoke (Source google).
¤ Pic 5 - Konkan Kanya Express entering Karmali (Source google)
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