GTDC-IRCTC to operate Special Carnival Charter Coach from Mumbai to Goa on Feb 5

Panjim, Jan 14: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) in association with Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is set to have a Special Carnival Charter Coach chugging into Goa during Carnival with a GTDC tour package specially designed for its passengers between February 6- 9, 2016.

Carnival in Goa begins from February 6 until February 10 and passengers availing of this package will get an opportunity to enjoy the four day event which also includes watching the Carnival float parade in the capital city – Panjim on Saturday, February 6.

The package is entitled Goa Carnival Package of a total duration of five nights and six days. The duration of stay in Goa will be three nights and four days. This includes accommodation and sightseeing. The special charter coach will set out from Mumbai on February 5. The three-tier AC sleeper coach can accommodate around 70 passengers and will arrive at the Margao Station on February 6 at 7.00 a.m.

The packages include Standard Comfort and Deluxe priced between Rs 7,695 and 17,395 per pax. The tour of Goa includes places of touristic importance in North and South Goa. Visit to beaches, temples, churches, historical sites are all included in the package.

Bookings for travel on this train are on-line only.

The Special Carnival Charter Coach is part of the joint venture entered into between the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and the IRCTC to promote holiday special trains after the Union ministry for Railways accorded its approval for the running of holiday special trains to Goa, and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the two organizations.

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The Minister for Tourism, Mr. Dilip Parulekar said, “I am extremely happy that we are going to have the Special Carnival Charter Coach arriving in Goa on February 6. This will set the momentum and excitement here in Goa which is looking forward to unveiling a new Carnival project entitled ‘Destination Carnival’. Goa is the destination for tourists to visit between February 4 to Feb 10 as we are also organizing the Grape Escapade and Carinval. We are optimistic to get an overwhelming response to this IRCTC and GTDC package tour.”

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