*Reaches destination 24 minutes before schedule
MARGAO: The Mumbai-Madgaon (Goa) Vande Bharat Express train on Wednesday completed its maiden commercial run in 9.30 hours and reached the destination nearly 30 minutes before its scheduled arrival. Notably, the semi-high-speed Madgaon (Goa)-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express was flagged off virtually from Bhopal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. The had train completed its inaugural run on the Goa-Mumbai route, a distance of nearly 600 km, in 10:15 hours.
The Mumbai-Madgaon Vande Bharat Express departed two minutes late from CSMT in Mumbai at 5:32 am on Wednesday. It reached Madgaon station at 3.06 pm, 24 minutes ahead of its scheduled arrival, officials said.
As per the National Train Enquiry System of Indian Railways, the train reached Panvel station 8 minutes late at 6.38 am. After a 12-minute delay, the train left at 6.44 am. It reached Khed station in Ratnagiri district one minute behind the schedule at 8.49 am and departed at 8.51 am for the onward journey.
The train reached Ratnagiri station 8 minutes before time at 10.32 am. It departed at 10.47 am, after a delay of 2 minutes. The train reached Kankavli station in Sindhudurg district and Thivim in Goa before time. It reached Madgaon at 3.06 pm.
The Mumbai-Madgaon Vande Bharat Express will run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Mumbai and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Madgaon during the rainy season, according to Central Railway.
This train will run six days a week, except on Friday, during non-monsoon months.