Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is planning to extend the Maharaja Express to the western coast by September.Mr. Prabhu discussed the proposal with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar during his Goa visit this week. According to a senior official in the State government, Mr. Parrikar favoured the idea as it will help upgrade the tourism transport network.Mr. Prabhu told Mr. Parrikar that the Maharaja Express with its variety of high-end travel packages would be an ideal travel option for foreign tourists. The Maharaja Express traverses through Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Aurangabad in Maharashtra. The plan is extend the service to the Konkan railway route connecting Konkan, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala. Mr. Prabhu is expected to moot the proposal to the Chief Ministers of the southern States.Chairman and Managing Director of Konkan Railway Sanjay Gupta said on Friday that the issues discussed included doubling the railway track of the South Central Railway between Vasco to Londa, extending services of RailTel Corporation in Goa to enhance telecom infrastructure and resolving issues related to the construction of flyovers on the route.