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Posted: Jul 02 2017 (21:11)

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Jul 02 2017 (20:03)   Pinakini Express celebrates silver jubilee

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Railway staff, passengers cut cake, distribute chocolates
It was a day to remember for train enthusiasts as Train No.12711 and 12712, Vijayawada-Chennai-Vijayawada Pinakini Express celebrated its 25th anniversary (silver jubilee) at the Vijayawada railway station.
The train, which began its services in 1991, developed a unique bond between the people of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, and passengers celebrated the occasion by cutting a cake on the platform on Saturday.
Express was the first to introduce green toilets in the South Central Railway (SCR). The shuttle train with 24 bogies leaves Vijayawada at 6 a.m. every day and reaches Chennai at 1 p.m. It will start at 2.10 p.m. at Chennai and return to Vijayawada at 9.10 p.m.
A Pinakini-regular Y.R. Reddy, a professor in the Gitam School of International Business, Visakhapatnam, celebrated the train’s silver jubilee along with Vijayawada Station Manager Ch. Suresh, Chief Health Inspector Vasudeva Rao and others.
Boon to commuters
“This is the best train to reach Chennai in a short duration of time comfortably. Thousands of passengers prefer this train due to its convenient timings and its connectivity towards down South,” Mr. Reddy said.
The Station Manager said the train was a boon to passengers from Tenali, Bapatla, Chirala, Ongole, Kavali, Bitragunta, Nellore, Gudur and Sulluripet who shuttle daily for a livelihood. “For software employees, this is a suitable train for their week-end shuttles.”
The railway officials and the commuters decorated the train with garlands and broke coconuts as it chugged out of the platform. The passengers, including women and children, distributed cakes and chocolates to the bystanders who thronged to visit the ‘unique’ birthday bash.

Jul 02 2017 (21:11)
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