Now a days all trains running with good patronage in Villupuram - Katpadi section... At last a potential route reached the people on this section... This train also caters CMC patients from North India to South India...
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Earlier this Train had only 5 minutes halt at Katpadi. Now its overall speeded up by 60 minutes i.e 1hr, but the halt time at Katpadi has been increased to 30 minutes. No loco change or Reversal is done at KPD , but still 30 minutes. Seriously if the halt duration would have been kept 5-10 minutes only like earlier schedule, then this... more...
SF can arrive VM before 2100hrs. A Serious thing to ponder.
If this reason is true, then i feel pity and ashamed on SR officials for deliberately treating their own Home zone SF train to suffer and slow down in their own zone just for the sake of a Passenger train.
ECoR and SCR speeded it up but the train's Own Home Zone SR partially ruined this train's speed by making a 30 minutes halt at KPD. Atleast VM could have been arrived before 2100hrs which would have been much better as compared to present timings.
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