Kochi: Several train services will be regulated in Kerala till June 25 as track renovation is underway between Angamaly and Edappally stations. However, there will be no regulations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
According to the railway authorities, the Guruvayur-Chennai Egmore Express will start from Guruvayur at 11.25 pm - two hours after the scheduled departure time. The Mangaluru-Thiruvananthapuram Express and Madurai-Thiruvananthapuram Amritha Express will be detained for one hour.
Weekly services like Veraval-Thiruvananthapuram, Bikaner-Kochuveli, Bhavnagar-Kochuveli, Gandhidham- Nagercoil and Okha- Ernakulam trains will be detained at Kalamassery and Angamaly stations for 140 minutes. The Hyderabad-Kochuveli special, Nizamuddin-Thiruvananthapuram and Patna-Ernakulam services will be held up at these stations for 80 minutes.
The railways have imposed restrictions on services on Saturday in connection with repairs on a bridge between Puthukkad and Ollur. Following which, the Punalur-Palakkad Palaruvi Express will conduct service only up to Aluva. The return service will leave Kottayam at 10.35 pm. The Kannur-Ernakulam Intercity Express will terminate its trip at Thrissur on that day. The Nilambur-Ernakulam passenger will run only up to Ollur. The Gandhidham-Nagercoil Express will be detained for 40 minutes and the Mangaluru-Thiruvananthapuram Express (16348) for two-and-a-half hours.
Pinarayi writes to Railway minister
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday wrote to Railway minister Piyush Goyal requesting for the trains running in Kerala to be as per schedule.
Pinarayi wrote that the commuters are facing distress due to the irregular timings of the train and asked the union minister to intervene and take corrective actions immediately.