Our Canacona is naturally beautiful & culturally rich taluka of Goa, situated in South Goa. Canaconkar are known as hard-working, honest & they are working hard to preserve the uniqueness of Canacona. Canaconkar are ahead in agriculture, fishing, tourism, small scale & cottage industries etc & thereby directly supporting the economy & growth of Goa. Even many youths from Canacona have prevailed in the education, social, cultural, sports & various other fields & gave significant contribution in these various fields. Our Canacona taluka played a major role in the freedom movement of Goa & many Canaconakar were on forefront during the freedom fight of Goa. Even after contributing so much for Goa, still the Government of Goa is neglecting Canaconkar & always gave step-motherly treatment to Canaconkar. Canaconkar never got their basic needs/natural rights legitimately even after paying various taxes & always fulfilled their rights/demand by fighting hard for their rights.
Till date, we Canaconkar have resolved all our problems/fulfilled all our basic needs by fighting with the present government, viz., roads, water, electricity, hospital, transport & various issues related to Canacona. Taking our fights ahead for rights of Canaconkar, we are now forced to agitate for stoppage/halt of Express/Long Distance Railways at Canacona Railway Station. Though Canconkar have sacrificed their valuable land for Konkan Railway, still Konkan Railway authorities have deprived us of our right by omitting our Canacona Railway station as halt for Long Distance/Express Trains.
Due to non-availability of Express/Long Distance Railways at Canacona Railway Station, Canaconkar as well as national/foreign tourists are forced to use Margo or Karwar Railway Station which is too far from Canacona. Due to the long distance of Margao/Karwar Railway Station, Canaconkar need to spend more money & more time, physically travel more to reach these railway stations from Canacona. Due to non-stoppage/halt of Express trains at Canacona Railway Station, Canaconkar finds it hard to travel to pilgrimage places like Vailankani, Shirdi etc or travel to Mumbai/Udupi/Manipal for medical treatment. Also, local businessmen of Canacona find it difficult to travel to Mumbai/other important places for business purposes. Even foreign/national tourists prefer nearby spots of Margao/Karwar & hesitate to travel to Canacona due to non-availability of train stoppage.
Canaconkars have submitted memorandums to Railway Authorities, Ministers, MPs, MLAs & various other relevant State & Central Departments, but nobody has shown sympathy for the plights of Canaconkar. Now Canaconkar has decided to halt Express Railways at Canacoan Railway Station through agitation. As a next step of our agitation starting from local railway authority at Canacona Railway Station, to fulfil our following legitimate demand; Resume stoppage/halt to following Railways immediately at Canacona Railway Station as it was given in the past;
(1) Netravati Express (16345);
(2) Mangala Lakshadweep Express (12618)
(3) Ernakulam SF Express (22150),
(4) Matsyagandha Express (12619),
(5) Gandhidham- Nagercoil Express (16336)
(6) Okha-Ernakulam Express (16337) Give stoppage/halt to new Express/Mail passing through Canacona Railway Station;  Immediately start the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) at Canacoan Railway Station & other allied facilities at Canacona Railway Station for benefit of passengers;  Keep separate quota of tickets exclusively for passengers travelling from Canacona Railway Station;  Immediately start Railway Police Outpost at Canacona Railway Station.
SWABHIMANI JAGRUTH CANACONKAR