Vasco railway station to be beautified

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 25 February 2016 18:12 IST

Vasco railway station will be beautified, considering it to be one of the pilgrimage centres of India.

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu made an announcement in this regard while presenting the railway budget today.

He said total 18 railway stations across India would be provided with passenger amenities and beautification.

He also expressed his intention to run Aastha circuit trains to connect important pilgrim centres.

Prabhu however did not mention these important pilgrim centres in his budget speech.

Following is the relevant part of his budget speech in this regard:             

“The great places of pilgrimage in India have a natural attraction for the Indian traveller. We intend taking up on priority the provision of passenger amenities and beautification on stations at pilgrimage centres including Ajmer, Amritsar, Bihar Sharif, Chengannur, Dwarka, Gaya, Haridwar, Mathura, Nagapattinam, Nanded, Nasik, Pali, Parasnath, Puri, Tirupati, Vailankanni, Varanasi and Vasco. We also intend to run Aastha circuit trains to connect important pilgrim centres.”

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