It was a last minute plan to travel to Malvan and unfortunately we could not get our reservation done even in tatkal. Yet we decided to go on with the trip and decided to travel in the general compartment. We had planned to take the Veraval-Kanyakumari exp upto Kudal from vasai at 8:35 pm. However on reaching the station we were informed that the train was delayed by 18 hrs. On further inquiring we came to know that the Happa Madgaon exps which was scheduled at 4:30 pm has also been delayed and yet to come. So that was it, Happa Madgaon was the train we were to take now. Luckily most of the people who also were to travel by the general compartment left the station as it was announced that the train they wanted to catch was delayed. Only a few like us who knew about the other train which was yet to come remained on the station. The train arrived at 11 pm and to our surprise was not much crowded. We got window seats in the general compartment which was the most unexpected.
Train journey is much more comfortable than bus journey. day time trains will give you pleasant panoramic experience during journey. Konkan railway is well known for its construction. Travelling with trains is more secure than Mumbai-Goa road route.rnThis train don't have pantry car hence it is better to carry your own meal during travelling or purchase meal before 7 pm after that it is very hard to get meal in the train.
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