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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 20
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 1
Railway station Rd, Castlerock
State: Karnataka
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Elevation: 588 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
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Oct 26 2017 (11:56)  Coal Burying Goa: What the toxic train leaves in its wake (indianexpress.com)
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Every two hours on average, a freight train pulls out of Mormugao Port, 6 km from Vasco. Each of its 58 wagons is covered with blue tarpaulin, the edges of which flap in the breeze, revealing what lies underneath — about 65,000 kg of coal, the toxic black dust hanging in the air like a shroud over each wagon.
This train sets off on an 18-hour, 352-km journey eastward to Karnataka’s Toranagallu in Bellary district, home of JSW Group’s steel and captive power plant.
The Indian Express tracked over a dozen such trains
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up to the Goa border — except for a 5-km stretch where access was denied during the monsoon because of the presence of a waterfall. And found that each train gouges out a thick black line starting from the port at the western tip, dipping south around Velsao, snaking up from Sanvordem, crossing the Zuari river network, villages around Chandor, paddy fields, indigenous habitats in Majorda, cashew and coconut orchards, and fragile forests before reaching Kulem just short of the Western Ghats.
This rail transport of coal totals 11 million tonnes, of which 10.11 million tonnes belong to Jindal group and the remaining to Adani.
The annual audit report for the port in 2015-16 states: “The operating income for the year 2015-16 increased to Rs 342.85 crore from Rs 286.75 crore for the previous year… The increase in operating income is mainly on account of increase in no. of vessels, increase in railway income, iron ore and coal cargo.”
Written by Smita Nair | Vasco/ Kulem | Updated: October 26, 2017 10:37 am
goa, goa coal pollution, Vasco port pollution, goa pollution, goa air pollution, goa coal pollution, mormugao port, jsw steel ltd, adani group, vedanta, coal dust, manohar parrikar, goa coal, coal handling, mormugao harbour, JSW Group steel, coal expansion, goa mormugao port trust, coal burning, Vasco, pollution due to coal burning, coal block allocation goa, adani mormugao port, goa state pollution control board, goa news, indian express, india new A coal train trundles past Majorda in Goa on its way to the Western Ghats, leaving dust and damage in its wake. (Express Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
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Every two hours on average, a freight train pulls out of Mormugao Port, 6 km from Vasco. Each of its 58 wagons is covered with blue tarpaulin, the edges of which flap in the breeze, revealing what lies underneath — about 65,000 kg of coal, the toxic black dust hanging in the air like a shroud over each wagon.
This train sets off on an 18-hour, 352-km journey eastward to Karnataka’s Toranagallu in Bellary district, home of JSW Group’s steel and captive power plant.
The Indian Express tracked over a dozen such trains up to the Goa border — except for a 5-km stretch where access was denied during the monsoon because of the presence of a waterfall. And found that each train gouges out a thick black line (see map below) starting from the port at the western tip, dipping south around Velsao, snaking up from Sanvordem, crossing the Zuari river network, villages around Chandor, paddy fields, indigenous habitats in Majorda, cashew and coconut orchards, and fragile forests before reaching Kulem just short of the Western Ghats.
This rail transport of coal totals 11 million tonnes, of which 10.11 million tonnes belong to Jindal group and the remaining to Adani.
The annual audit report for the port in 2015-16 states: “The operating income for the year 2015-16 increased to Rs 342.85 crore from Rs 286.75 crore for the previous year… The increase in operating income is mainly on account of increase in no. of vessels, increase in railway income, iron ore and coal cargo.”
Express Investigation part 1: Coal on move, 25 tonnes a minute, is choking Goa, more is on the way
The Toxic Train: Tracking The Coal Trail Across Goa

By 2030, as The Indian Express reported Wednesday, Mormugao Port Trust wants to unload 51 million tonnes, most of which will be carried to the Deccan hinterland using rail. For this to happen, the Goa chapter of the 2016 Sagarmala report on coastal upgradation says, “local government has to be pressurised from the Centre for the completion of doubling the line”.
With the Railways having acquired 60 per cent of land required for doubling the tracks, the Hubli Division of South Western Railway has made good headway in Karnataka. In Goa, the acquisition is at different stages for the requirement of 10 hectares — spread like a strip alongside the existing track — along 64 km between Vasco and Kulem.
“We have started laying tracks at regions where we have acquired the land. We are looking at three years for the entire process and execution,” says E Vijaya, Deputy General Manager, South Western Railway. At her Hubli Headquarters, with a large rail map spread out on her table, Vijaya says, “For us, Goa is Vasco”.
“It’s all about scale,” says G P Rai, deputy chairman, Mormugao Port Trust. “They (Goans) have been thoroughly misguided. We are stressing on railway evacuation as it is the cleanest evacuation corridor.”
His words don’t sound reassuring in the trundle of the train as it pulls out of Vasco, Ground Zero of Goa’s rail coal trail.
MORMUGAO PORT TRUST, 0 km
A journey begins, a town holds its breath
From a distance, the yellow safety hats stand out against the black coal hills.
A half-loaded German vessel — 1,80,000 dead weight tonnage — is anchored at Berth 6 operated by JSW. With first anchor at Jaigarh, JSW’s private port in Maharashtra, the vessel is shedding the remaining coal for the steel major’s Karnataka plant, according to port traffic records.
Everything is in motion, the wharf cranes, the pulleys and the men involved in loading coal in two cycles from the ship to tall silos and on to the rail wagons. The port is a medley of roller coasters — blue, green conveyer belts.
For the Redkars, the oldest family at the harbour, this is a typical morning view.
The women, from oldest, Saraswati, 75, to child Vrishti, 2, have their eyes on the conveyor belts. This joint family has 35 members, all battling what they call the “unstoppable menace” — coal, whatever the season. “This summer, the coal breeze was stronger and hot. Don’t forget, coal dust bites, too,” says Saraswati’s son Vignesh, 36, a port employee.
According to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted in September 2016 by the port for the expansion of JSW’s berths 5 and 6, the company has targeted 70 per cent efficiency for cargo transfer to wagons. This would lead to the time taken for a full round of loading being cut from three hours to one-and-a-half hours, and to move coal imports and return with steel exports from 11 hours to six hours.
It’s 9 am and at Gate 9, a cargo train is ready to leave. Similar tracks branch out of Berth 7 (Adani).
For now, a whistle blows and the train starts moving.
VASCO, 6 km
‘We travel with a nebuliser’
In Vasco, the chorus from local doctors is: an unmistakable rise in cases of respiratory diseases under their watch.
At the clinic of Dr Pedro Bravo da Costa, 73, patients walk in for emergency nebuliser shots. Costa says before the coal transport began, he saw only 40 patients “the whole day”. Now he’s lost count as cases of bronchitis, sinusitis and pulmonary disorders have increased manifold, he says. His own clinic needs dusting thrice a day. “Earlier, the cases didn’t need ICU recommendations. Now I have had a few. Further, all respiratory problems show the same symptoms. They are all patients of coal dust, they just keep coming by the hour,” says Costa.
In 2012, the Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court, after 11 years of proceedings, shut down two coal berths and forced the state government to introduce air ambient quality monitoring stations. At the time, records show, the port handled around 5.64 million tonnes of coal. In 2016-17, they show, coal imports of JSW alone stood at 10.11 million tonnes, against an awarded consent of 5.50 million tonnes, a mark that was breached way back in 2012. And the coal mountain keeps climbing.
During an eight-day public hearing — one of three facilitated by the port in April and May on deepening of the navigational channel, expansion of JSW’s berths 5A and 6A, and redevelopment of berths 8 and 9 to be operated by Vedanta — speakers questioned the “medieval methods” used to pack wagons. One of them, Savio Correia, 48, an environmentalist from Vasco and whose house is next to tracks, calls them “tarpaulin-covered graves”.
CANSAULIM, 20 km
‘Our heritage home is crumbling’
The wagons have moved ahead, past the Dabolim airport and through coconut plantations to the coastal villages between Velsao and Cansaulim. This is the land of the Ramponnkars, traditional fisherfolk in Salcete, home to Catholic families, and the first stop in a region that saw the largest mobilisation during the Konkani language agitation in the 1960s
The wagons grind to a halt at Cansaulim. Across the tracks, is the home of Zulema Barros Pereira, 85, with oyster shell window-panes and traditional balcaos, now crumbling “due to vibrations from the track”. “With more rakes, what will happen to this century-old house? The windows already rattle and the house has developed cracks. Redevelopment can never replace such heritage homes,” says Zulema.
Outside Zulema’s house, schools have closed for the day and children are on their way home through arterial roads back to their villages. But there’s one hurdle on the way – a coal wagon parked on the tracks. With no foot overbridge in the area, Anjali, 13, and her younger sister Kirti, 11, duck under the wagons to cross over.
Kirti’s pinafore is stained with grease from the wagon. “These coal wagons are always there, on our way to school and back… Sometimes, our heads hit the bottom of the wagon. Our father hurt his shoulder once while crossing under a wagon. But now, I have worked out a few ways to crawl through. I tell Kirti to cross through the gap between bogies, it gives more space to protect the head,” says Anjali.
AROSSIM & CUELIM, 23 km
‘What will these coal tracks give us?’
Luis Da Costa, 66, a retired professional says the sand mounds here will be the first to be filled with debris from tracks. “These are our village assets where we do rainwater harvesting and it’s being destroyed. Coal cannot be more valuable than that,” he says.
Another villager Anthony D’Silva, 40, points to a “bigger emergency”. The St Lawrence Chapel built in 1599 is next to the tracks and may have to go but not too many know of this yet, he says. “Once the Church announces the chapel might be demolished, news will come like…boom,” he warns. D’Silva says he lost acres of paddy field to the Konkan Railways earlier. “Compensation was Rs 6 per sq m. Now I drive a taxi. That’s the irony. My field was taken by a rail network to bring more tourists. What will these coal tracks give us now?” he says.
Ahead at Utorda, the coal wagons have to cross 25-year-old Dolvyn Braganza’s ancestral paddy field. A new stretch of her field will be eaten by the tracks, she says, but the coal has already crept in. “The government should encourage cultivation and stop Goans from migrating, instead of importing coal. The demographics in Goa are such that there are not many native Goans any longer. The numbers are mostly floating population. And now, the Railways has come to take our farms, and the homes of the Goans who chose to stay. Where are we supposed to go?” she says.
SERAULIM, 28.9 km
‘We will have to agitate again’
At Seraulim, the church is on the other side of the railway crossing. Traffic has stopped for a passenger train, a cargo train will follow.
The wagons divide a village, holding everything to ransom. Residents say that during Sunday mass, even a single train crossing can delay their church visit. That is five minutes of mass missed, they say, and with 30 trains a day, that is an entire mass gone. “The Church even stops the ceremony every few minutes as the trains pass. Nobody looks into these facts on the ground. These things are important to us,” says Elvis Coutinho, 51.
Seraulim, which opposed the Konkan Railways project in 1992-1993, is also where the biggest resistance against the doubling of tracks for coal is taking shape. In 1993, the government issued a shoot-at-sight order against protesters. The Railways won. The locals speak of “death of village life” and “cattle deaths along the tracks”, too. “We have been asking for a cattle underpass for a decade. But with no bridge for us, I wonder if they will ever make any arrangements for them,” says Coutinho.
Horticulturist Rodney Almeida, 67, whose house is 70 metres from the coal tracks, says when he contracted asthma two years ago, it took him a while to find out the reason: “black powder”. “As a horticulturist, I am always surrounded with greenery and I was keen to know what was causing these sudden bouts of coughing, and breathing problems. I realised that they coincided with the presence of a black powder in the house. I visited my doctor and he asked me if there was a source for this powder. My wife and I found it was coal from the trains. We watch them cross us every day and we are convinced our air is in danger,” says Almeida.
At the other end of the track is the house of retired banker Vincente Fernandes, 62, a veteran of the Konkan Railway agitation. “We will have to agitate again. We are not talking of one more train. The doubling of tracks means, 20-30 trains more. There is no access to our homes, no bridges to walk to the other side, no roads made friendly for us,” he says. With the South Western Railways team trying to survey his compound, Vincente is always on guard.
WESTERN GHATS, 75 km
Gouging the Ghats
Many stations after Chandor, the journey is a straight stretch to the Western Ghats. At Kulem, a coal train has paused at the station, waiting to be powered by three engines through the 37-km Ghats passage to Tinai Ghat. The wagons will have their hardest journey yet, as they go through the Braganza Ghats, Goa’s most ecologically fragile stretch, and home to Dudhsagar falls and Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.
With Caranzol, Dudhsagar and Sonalium stations on the way, the wagons take at least three hours to cross this stretch, with three brake tests at each station. As the tracks cross downward into Londa Junction, the base of the Ghats on the Karnataka side, the first signs of fresh double-tracking activity emerge. About 285 km away, is Toranagallu.
JSW responds: ‘High standards of environmental compliance’
Responding to queries from The Indian Express, a spokesperson for JSW writes:
JSW does not undertake road transportation for its cargo. All cargo moves by covered rakes only. As a measure to control pollution, we innovated a unique feature to cover these rakes as the cargo is loaded from the silo.
JSW maintains high standards of environmental compliance. We were the first company in India to implement fully-covered operations with a giant shed of 105m x 450 m x 52 m at our port in Jaigarh. We are in the process of establishing a 125 m x 275 m covered shed at our berths in Mormugao Port, Goa, as an additional pollution control measure. The shed is currently awaiting necessary regulatory approvals.
Adani responds: ‘We take utmost care to preserve environment, comply with rules’
Responding to queries from The Indian Express, a spokesperson for the Adani Group writes:
About 80 per cent of cargo is transported through mechanised wagon loading systems and the rakes are covered prior to departure from port thereby ensuring full-fledged check on pollution while the rake is enroute to its destination.
About 20 per cent of the cargo is dispatched by road through mechanised truck loading system, each truck is covered and thoroughly washed after loading, and even the undercarriage is washed to ensure a clean dispatch by road.
Furthermore, regular patrols are carried out by the port team to check for any spillage on road during transportation and react in real time thereby ensuring negligible spillage incidents.
We take utmost care to preserve the environment and comply with all the applicable rules and regulations.
Our cargo yards have all round retaining walls and cargo is stored in covered condition, with regular automatic yard sprinkler system to ensure dust suppression, firefighting system for emergency usage, dry fog system at all cargo transfer points for dust free cargo transfer, automatic truck and wheel washing system, a portable mist canon system, water tanker with road sprinkler, tractor mounted road sweeping machine, windscreens and green belt around the yards and jetty gate.
These systems are benchmark technologies that we have in the entire Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd portfolio.
VEDANTA responds: ‘Not using port for coal handling’
Responding to The Indian Express report —‘Coal on move, 25 tonnes a minute, is choking Goa, more is on its way’ (October 25, 2017) —a spokesperson for Vedanta writes:
Vedanta is not using the Mormugao Port berth for any coal handling. We are importing 0.75 Mt per annum for our in-house consumption and not for sale. We are not handling coal at MPT land, so no question of creating any dust pollution. It is directly unloaded from mother ship to barges mid sea and the same are being unloaded at the plant. Moreover, the moisture in coal is 10%, which doesn’t allow any dust generation. As a responsible organisation, we abide by all norms and regulatory compliance.

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Now this is the reason why doubling is at fast pace and why we can't get new trains on braganza ghat until doubling completes.
Oct 22 2017 (10:29)  Proposals to improve railway infrastructure in north Kerala (www.thehindu.com)
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Ahead of the proposed high-level meeting between Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the Malabar Mysore Rail Road Action Council (MMRRAC) led by environmentalists and retired Forest Department officials have put forth multiple suggestions for the development of rail infrastructure in north Kerala.
The realignment of the proposed Nilambur-Nanjangund rail line is a major suggestion. Because, the government had cleared the proposals to prepare Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for two other associated projects, the Thalassery-Mysuru rail line and the Kannur airport-Mattannur rail line, O. Jayarajan, former IFS officer and spokesman of the MMRRAC, said.
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the Nilambur-Nanjangund line has found a place in the Pink Book of Railways, the route is facing problems related to environment clearance. Since the present alignment is through the 84-km stretch of forest land, the chances of getting environment clearance may be remote,” he said. He said that it was better to realign the route by bypassing protected areas. It could be realigned from Nilambur through Feroke, Kozhikode and Koyilandy, and link the rail line to Thalassery-Mysuru line at Mananthavady.
“The construction length will be about 135 km on Nilambur-Feroke and Koyilandy-Mananthavady stretches. By taking up this proposal, Nilambur and Mananthavady can be connected to Kozhikode and Bengaluru. This will be a major boon for Malappuram and Wayanad districts,” Mr. Jayarajan said.
Delayed project
On the long-pending Guruvayoor-Thirunavaya rail line, he said that implementing the project would drastically reduce the distance from South Kerala to Mumbai and Bengaluru. The construction length would be approximately 46 km and the line would benefit the emerging port at Ponnani.
He said the newly converted broad gauge track of Palakkad- Pollachi would shortly get few trains from the South, including Amritha Express. “But no train service has been proposed towards the north. At least a train from Mumbai to Madurai via Palakkad-Pollachi route would benefit passengers of Malabar,” he added.
To improve rail service in Kozhikode and Kannur regions, the MMRRAC has suggested to extend the Kannur-Yeswanthpur Express via Mangaluru- Mysuru upto Kozhikode. Thus the train would become a connection train to Jan Shatabdi from Kozhikode to Thiruvananthapuram. Also, the people of Kozhikode will have direct connectivity to Mysuru and Bengaluru.
Similarly, the Yeswanthpur-Mangaluru Express via Shravanabelagola (Kudla Express) should be extended to Kozhikode. “This will be another gift to the people of Malabar since there is no day-train to Bengaluru from the region. The trains could be operated without disturbing the existing time schedule,” Mr. Jayarajan said.

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Then what about matsyagandha express.do u think that also is of kerela.this train is managed by tvc.cant it be managed by mangalore itself

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My post was in response to whatever is being discussed about Netravati Express (incidentally, it has appeared earlier in blog/post/2684075 as well); it has nothing to do with origin/operation of Matsyagandha Express.
And if you are not aware, Matsyagandha Express has the rare distinction of using a rake maintained by SR/TVC to be operated by another division, which is indeed a rarity. Beyond that, have no interest in getting involved in aspects like where it belongs or who should maintain it.
Still like to mention that Parasuram & Malabar Express were maintained
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by SR/TVC(with number 16349/50 & 16329/30) earlier; later their primary maintenance was shifted to SR/MAQ & trains were renumbered as 16649/50 & 16629/30. Such shifting & rearrangement of RSA/PM/SM keeps happening all over the country & it is pointless to squabble over them.
Last but not the least, suggest to get the facts right before raising baseless allegations.
Oct 16 2017 (16:56)  Dudhsagar waterfalls open for visitors from Goa (allaboutbelgaum.com)
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The majestic Dudhsagar waterfalls is now officially opened by the Goa Forest department for visitors.
This is the only official way to see the majestic waterfalls as trekking from Castle rock to falls is banned by the railways and you can be fined heavily.
The charges levied by the Association for the round trip is Rs. 400/head subject to a maximum of 07 adults/vehicle. Separate entry charges are payable to the Forest Dept. as per Government approved rates for entry into the National Park.
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journey from Collem to Dudhsagar falls and back for a distance of 12 kms one way on fair weather kutcha road has to be performed in the jeeps permitted for this purpose by the Goa Forest Department.
The circuit is open on all days of the week and timings of operations are 08:30 hrs to 16:00 hrs.
Kind attention of the esteemed visitors and tourists to Dudhsagar falls tourist circuit located in Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park, Mollem is invited to the following important guidelines for the 2016-17 season.
i) The Dudhsagar Tourist circuit shall be opened to the visitors w.e.f. 24/10/16 (Mon) and the daily timings for entry shall be between 08 30 AM to 04 00 PM.
But sighting demand due to Diwali holidays same has been opened on October 13 only.
ii) The total number of trips per day shall be limited to 225. No additional trips shall be permitted. Visitors/tourists will be allowed on first come first served basis. No tourists/visitors will be allowed after the completion of 225 trips on a given day.
iii) Only the jeeps registered with Forest department, Goa shall make trips in the circuit. No private vehicles including 2 wheelers shall be permitted to enter the tourist circuit from Collem entry gate. The movement of private vehicles entering the National Park from Mollem shall be restricted only up to Aranyak campsite.
iv) All visitors are requested to take life jackets available on hire while undertaking the visit. Entering the falls without life jackets is prohibited.
v) Entry to the falls from the Railway track is not allowed.
vi) Number of Adults per vehicle shall be restricted to 7 (seven).
The visitors are requested to co-operate with the staff of Goa Forest Department and follow all regulations in place for an enjoyable experience.
Kind attention of the esteemed visitors and tourists to Dudhsagar falls located in Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park, Mollem is invited to the following important aspects.
No private vehicles are permitted to operate in the circuit.
The vehicles are allowed in batches of 30 at hourly time slots as indicated below-
1. 8:30 hrs 2. 9.30 hrs 3. 10:30 hrs 4. 11:30 hrs 5. 12.30 hrs 6. 13:30 hrs 7. 14:30 hrs 8. 15:30 hrs 9. 16:00 hrs [15 jeeps].
Esteemed visitors are requested to make a note of the same and accordingly plan their trips to Dudhsagar falls by reaching Collem and follow the time slots indicated above in order to avoid inconvenience.
For further information on the trips, please contact Dudhsagar Tour Operators Association, Collem on 0832-2600075 (Landline) or 9423812828/9423811449/ 9545924816 (Mobiles) E-mail : dcfwlnorth-forest.goa@nic.in
Aug 19 2017 (00:03)  DudhSagar the amazing water falls (allaboutbelgaum.com)
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You cannot trek from Castlerock to Dudhsagar, the RPF will precisely ask you a question at Castlerock station and will ask you to go back if you had planned to trek to Dudhsagar.
However you can make a train trip to Goa and have a glimpse of the same, but don't get down on the tracks you will be fined.
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The amazing Dudh Sagar water falls is now flowing to its full glory after some good rains in the past week. (23, June 2015)
Dudh Sagar Falls has been an attraction for everyone who travels by train to Goa, which lies amidst the Briganza Ghat (as locally known) in the belt of Western Ghats in the state of Goa bordering Karnataka. Dudh Sagar Falls is located adjacent to the Railway Track on Goa-Londa route. Dudh Sagar (Sea of Milk) as it is known is believed to have derived its name from an incident where a princess who covered herself by throwing milk in order to hide herself.
Dudh Sagar fall boosts of an awesome height of 310 Meters, is the 5th highest waterfall in India and Ranks 227th in the world. The waterfall forms couple of pools which adds to the scenic beauty amidst the Green Jungles of Western Ghats. But Swimming is highly risky in these ponds.
The members of the Belgaum Photographers circle visited this falls yesterday to get you these amazing pics. They biked until Castlerock and from there trekked all the way to the falls which is about 15 kms.
How to reach there :
The Best time to visit Dudh Sagar Falls is during Rainy season & if one if adventurous of Trekking and a nature lover Dudh Sagar is a place one can never Miss. But carrying own Lunch and Snacks is highly recommendable as there is not even a Tea stall to cater the needs of tourists.
Express trains ply to & fro everyday from Londa Junction everyday but at odd hours & only on Sundays there runs a convenient train from Belgaum in the morning and in return there is only a single convenient Express Train in the Evening.
Goa Express Train Number 12780
Departs 0045 Arrives at Castle rock 3 AM
Poorna Express (Sunday only)
Departs: 0745
Arrival at Castle rock 10.10 AM
Return Journey Goa Express Train Number 12779
DudhSagar – (No official conformation but Train does stop at Dudhsagar Station for 2 mins)
Castle Rock Departure: 1735 Arrival Belgaum 1945
Dec 04 2016 (09:37)  New Trains From Goa To Sec'bad & Tirupati (www.eenadu.net)
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అమరావతి: తిరుపతి నుంచి గోవా (వాస్కో)కు త్వరలో కొత్త రైలు పట్టాలు ఎక్కనుంది. ప్రయాణికులకు ఈ రైలు వారానికి ఒక రోజు (వీక్లీ ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్‌) అందుబాటులో ఉండనుంది. రైల్వేబోర్డు నుంచి ఆమోదం లభించడంతో టైంటేబుల్‌ రూపకల్పనపై రైల్వే అధికారులు కసరత్తు చేస్తున్నారు. గోవా, పరిసర ప్రాంతాల నుంచి తిరుమల శ్రీవారి దర్శనం కోసం వచ్చే భక్తులు పెద్దసంఖ్యలో ఉంటున్నారు. నేరుగా రైలు సదుపాయం లేకపోవడంతో చాన్నాళ్లుగా ఈ డిమాండ్‌ విన్పిస్తున్నారు. తిరుపతి నుంచి పది బోగీలతో కొత్త రైలు నడవనుంది. మరోవైపు దక్షిణమధ్య రైల్వే ప్రధాన కేంద్రం సికింద్రాబాద్‌ నుంచి కూడా గోవాకు పది బోగీలతో వీక్లీ రైలు ప్రారంభించనున్నారు. తిరుపతి నుంచి,సికింద్రాబాద్‌ నుంచి గోవాకు బయల్దేరే రైళ్లు గుంతకల్లులో కలుస్తాయి. అక్కడ రెండింటిని కలిపి గుంతకల్లు నుంచి ఒకే రైలు గోవాకు ప్రయాణించేలా నైరుతి (సౌత్‌వెస్ట్రర్న్‌) రైల్వే ప్రణాళిక రూపొందించింది.

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For rest of days can they introduce this train to shimoga since atleast from their mangalore or dharmastala will be near by road way as my sugession for swr and scr zones.
Since for AP tirupathi is pilgrim city and for karnataka dharmastala great place.
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