|Southern Railway will run many new trains from tomorrow and the running speed of several trains will be increased, Southern Railway general manager Deepak Kishan today said.|
|Addressing media persons after releasing the new time table, Deepak Kishan, said, ‘ two non-stop Duranto Express trains will be introduced from tomorrow. One will run between Coimbatore and Chennai Central and another from Ernakulam to Lokmanya Tilak railway terminus’. They will be operated six days a week.|
On the Duranto Express between Chennai Central and Coimbatore, Deepak Kishan said, ‘ it will leave Chennai at 6.50 am and reach Coimbatore at 1.30 pm. In the return direction, it will leave Coimbatore at 9.50 and reach Chennai Central at 3.05 am the next day’.
Some of the new express trains to be introduced by Southern Railway include Chennai - Haldia Weekly Express, Chennai Central - Jalpaiguri, Coimbatore - Tirupati Inter City Express (thrice a week), Madurai - Tirupati Express (twice weekly), Tiruchy - Mangalore weekly, Nagercoil - Mangalore weekly, Pudhucherry - Howrah via Katpadi (weekly), Ernakulam - Pune twice weekly. He further informed that six passenger trains - Nallamboor Road - Soranoor, Thiruchendur - Thirunelveli, Mayiladuthirai - Thanjavur, Kozhikode - Kanoor, Coimbatore - Pollachi, would also be operated.
A special electric train will run between Chennai - Tirupati for six - days. Similar trains would be run for six days between Salem and Katpadi, Coimbatore and Erode and Kollam and Ernakulam. Frequency of trains between Chennai Central to Arakonam, Tiruttani and Velacheri would be increased, he added.
The broad gauge works between Thenkasi and Thirunelveli, Mayiladuthurai and Thriuvarur would be completed before March, next year. The works for laying tracks between Salem and Nammakkal would be completed soon, he said.
and added, ‘rail traffic will opened between Velankani and Nagapatinam soon’.
‘Following attempts to derail train at Villupuram by anti-socials, security and vigil has been increased. RPF would take appropriate efforts to ensure safety and security of passengers’, he said.