Maharajas’ Express to run along Konkan belt

PANAJI: In its bid to encourage tourism in the Konkan belt and generate employment for locals, the Indian Railways is planning to start the services of the Maharajas' Express, the seven-star luxury train, between Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala.

"The Maharajas' Express currently operates in between Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. We are planning to start it on the Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala route by this year-end. It will cater to tourists who want to visit the Konkan region and also generate employment for locals," Union minister for railways Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday.

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