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Posted: Aug 16 2017 (14:43)
Last Response: Aug 16 2017 (17:48)
Other NewsSR/Southern -Aug 16 2017 (13:41) Train travel to Madurai to get quicker |
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CHENNAI: Travelling by train from Chennai to Madurai is set to become shorter by at least 90 minutes. From December, Southern Railway will be able to speed up existing trains and run more services on the section as doubling on the 497-km stretch would be completed, general manager Vashishta Johri announced on Tuesday, in his Independence Day speech.
As part of the project being handled by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL), the national transporter's engineering arm, the Chennai-Trichy stretch had been doubled and electrified by May. About 20km of doubling and some patchwork remained on the Trichy-Dindigul section and could be completed before December, sources said.
Efforts of RM have started yielding fruits, more and faster trains shall come as a boon to people.
1.5 hrs reduction between MS-MDU shall be awesome, as all the express trns on the route are likely to become SFs.
MAS-MDU duronto should now be be routed via the chord line to save a couple of hrs.
Aug 16 2017 (17:48)
shan71190 71 blog posts 2 correct pred (100% accurate)
LHB coaches for MDU duronto with change in the days of run is desired in addition with the route diversion.
A new Shatabdi / JS type train can easily be introduced with morning departures from Chennai Egmore.
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