Konkan Railway starts on-board shopping

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 08:00 hrs

Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) Konkan Railway Thursday started on-board shopping in select trains, offering a variety of goods at "most competitive rates".

Commuters on the Goa-Mumbai route, otherwise harassed by illegal 'hop-on-hop-off' vendors selling trinkets, will now be able to buy anything from lifestyle watches, jewellery sets to electronic goods.

Konkan Railway opened its coaches to on-board sales representatives on the occasion of Valentine's Day.

Konkan Railway said the service had begun in the Konkankanya and Mandovi Express.

It said various products would be sold "at most discounted and competitive rates". The items shall be vended during day time between the Mangaon and Madgaon stations.

The items on sale would include lifestyle watches for ladies and gents, portable music system, neck band MP3 player, designer jewellery set, ladies clutches and handbags, multi media speakers, spy pen with video recorder and "many more attractive products".

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