Now it won’t be as frustrating as it used to be waiting for trains, at least not at the Madgaon railway station in Goa. As Konkan Railway plans to introduce a novel method of letting the waiting passenger actually look forward to their time on the platform by allowing a slot for live music. Bands/ Troupes can approach the concerned authorities for a slot.
In a first in Goa, the Konkan railway will allow bands to perform at the Madgaon railway station. Any band/troupe wishing to perform at the station can approach station authorities as well as the office of the deputy general manager (public relations) at Madgaon for a slot. Anyone wishing to sponsor such performances can also get in touch with the authorities.
Madgaon being a major railway station in Goa, the idea is to allow the bands to showcase their skills and talents to the passengers. The station receives a huge number of foreign and domestic tourists each day, commuting to various places. The station has a footfall of 10,000 passengers each day.
The debut performance was by Konkan railway’s very own employees. A band consisting of enthusiastic employees called ‘Aarohi’. Members of the band work in various capacities from a station master to pointsman in the Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL). The band entertained the passengers waiting for Madgaon-Mumbai Konkan Kanya Express on 12th – 13th March. ‘Aarohi’ has in past performed at important KRCL events.
Madgaon railway station is an important station located in South Goa. Many Domestic tourists entering or leaving Goa, board their trains here. International tourist visiting places in Goa or India board their trains here as well.
Any private band wishing to perform on the station can contact the above mentioned authorities. An appropriate slot will be provided for the band to perform their music.