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16610⇒22668/Coimbatore - Nagercoil SF Express (PT)
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Coimbatore MP P.R. Natarajan has written a letter to the General Manager of Southern Railway highlighting the need for trains to various destinations. 
The demand for additional rail connectivity from Coimbatore, particularly to Bengaluru and to the southern districts of the State, continues to remain unfulfilled despite repeated representations for nearly a decade.
Recently, Coimbatore MP P.R. Natarajan wrote a letter to the General Manager of Southern Railway listing out the “primary need” for four train services from Coimbatore: a night train to Bengaluru, an inter-city express to Madurai, and restoration
of express trains to Rameswaram (via Pollachi and Madurai) and Kollam in Kerala (via Pollachi and Tirunelveli).
Noting in the letter that the Ministry of Railways had announced an overnight train from Coimbatore to Bengaluru as early as in 2007, Mr. Natarajan said that the commuters are “experiencing much difficulties” due to the cost of travelling via road. “So, there is an urgent need for an overnight train facility to the Industrial City Bangalore from Coimbatore (sic),” he said in the letter.
Prior to the broad gauge conversion works that began in 2010 between Podanur and Dindigul, the express trains between Coimbatore and Rameswaram and Coimbatore to Kollam were operated via Kinathukadavu, Pollachi, Udumalpet, Palani and Madurai, the letter said. These suspended train services must be “given priority” in resuming its operations “at the earliest,” Mr. Natarajan said, as the route is the shortest for the “pilgrims and business community” of the Nilgiris, Coimbatore and the southern districts.
Another major demand in the letter was the intercity express between Coimbatore and Madurai. Noting the presence of temples and other tourist spots en route to Madurai in Palani, Dindigul, Tirunelveli, Rameswaram, Tiruchendur, Thoothukudi, Nagercoil and Kanyakumari, Mr. Natarajan said that if unveiled, the intercity express might also help in increasing the revenue for Southern Railway.
Echoing the above sentiment, railways activist S. Ravi said that the demand for the Coimbatore – Madurai intercity express has not materialised despite completion of the gauge conversion works. “Coimbatore – Madurai intercity express will be full for all 365 days,” he asserted, due to the existing demand for the route. Mr. Ravi also suggested developing Mettupalayam station as a terminal junction with adequate facilities and having train services between Mettupalayam and Madurai.
On the train services for Rameswaram, Mr. Ravi said that it was not even a new demand and that train services that existed before the gauge conversion must be restored. “Was the gauge conversion done to deprive the people of the existing trains?,” he questioned.
A senior railways official from Salem Division conceded that the above demands were long-standing and said that the division has been representing the issue to the officials at the Southern Railway headquarters in Chennai. “They (Southern Railway) have said that they would consider the demands, but we are not sure when the train services will be introduced,” said the official. For the time being, special trains during festive seasons are being operated to cater to the passengers' demands, according to the official.
Regarding the demand for overnight train services to Bengaluru, the official said that the Bengaluru railway station currently could not accommodate an additional train due to the number of existing train services. “Terminal train services tend to take about an hour at the stations,” the official noted, adding that this remains the reason for operating only day time train services to Bengaluru.
Other demands put forth by Mr. Natarajan to the Southern Railway include making the special passenger trains currently running between Coimbatore and Pollachi (Train No. 06083/84, 06085, 06708, 06709/10) as permanent trains; adjustment of departure timings of Train No. 22668 Nagercoil Express train and Train No. 22670 Tuticorin Express train so that passengers may reach the destinations in the mornings and increased train services between Coimbatore and Mettupalayam to cater to the needs of office-goers, students, labourers and pilgrims.
Apart from train services, Mr. Natarajan also highlighted the pending renovation works at the Coimbatore railway station causing inconvenience to the passengers.
The three issues mentioned in the letter are the incomplete status of the escalator, oozing of rain water during rainy season and lack of adequate elevators to aid the senior citizens.
Responding to this, the official said that the construction of the escalator for Platforms 1 and 2 met with a glitch and had to be halted briefly, adding that the escalator will be operational by October 15. The official said that construction works for additional elevators has started.
Regarding the oozing of water during rain, the official said that it is a “major work” and that the Engineering Department of the station is attempting to tackle the issue without disturbing the ongoing works and the passengers at the station.
Infrastructure at the Podanur Junction must be improved to make it the second railway terminal in the city, a member of Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee (DRUCC) has said. N. Subramanian, a DRUCC member, placed the demands at a meeting held at the Salem Division headquarters on July 25, a press release said.
“The needs of the people of Coimbatore cannot be fulfilled by Coimbatore Junction alone,” he said, requesting the railway administration to develop the Podanur Junction “on par with” the Coimbatore railway station.
The demand for augmentation of coaches in trains such as Jan Shatabdi Express and Coimbatore – Nagercoil Superfast Express, which run with less than 20 coaches in spite of demand and patronage, is growing louder.
Train no. 22668 Coimbatore – Nagercoil Superfast Express has 17 coaches and train no. 12084 Coimbatore – Mayiladuthurai Jan Shatabdi Express has 16 coaches, according to railway data.

of extra coaches is necessary to meet the demands of the passengers, says S. Ravi, rail activist and intellectual property rights professional.
“Jan Shatabdi Express has only one air-conditioned chair-car coach, while train no. 12680 Intercity Superfast Express and train no. 12676 Kovai Superfast Express that run between Coimbatore and Chennai have two or three air-conditioned chair-car coaches. On the other hand, train no. 12648 Kongu Express from Coimbatore to Hazrat Nizamuddin, which was inaugurated in 2000, has no pantry despite having 24 coaches,” he points out.
“Travelling for 48 hours in a train without pantry is a huge problem,” Mr. Ravi says, adding that passengers have to wait for the subsequent station even for coffee or tea.
The Nilgiri Express must be augmented using German-made Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in order to ensure sustained patronage from the passengers, he suggests.
Madurai: In order to facilitate improvements to washable CC apron at platform number 1 at the Madurai Junction railway station from November 24 to December 13 (20 days), the following changes are being made in train services from and to Madurai.Train no. 56709/56710 Palani – Madurai – Palani passenger train will be partially cancelled between Kudal Nagar and Madurai from November 24 to December 12 and November 25 to December 13 respectively; train no. 56705/56706 Villupuram – Madurai – Villupuram passenger train will also be partially cancelled between Dindigul and Madurai from November 25 to December 12 and 13 respectively. Train no. 56734/56735 Sengottai – Madurai – Sengottai passenger train will be partially cancelled between Virudhunagar and Madurai from November 24 to December 13.Train no. 56701 Punalur – Madurai passenger train will reach Madurai late by 30 minutes from November 24 to December 13; train no. 56700 Madurai – Punalur passenger...
will leave Tirunelveli late by 15 minutes from November 25 to December 13. Train no. 12662 Sengottai – Chennai Egmore Express will reach Trichy late by 10 minutes; train no. 16733 Rameswaram – Okha weekly express will leave Dindigul late by 15 minutes on December 1 and 8.Train no. 16339 Mumbai – Nagercoil Express will leave Tirunelveli late by 30 minutes on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Train no. 12633 Chennai Egmore – Kanyakumari Express will leave Tirunelveli late by 30 minutes from November 25 to December 13. Train no. 22668 Coimbatore – Nagercoil Express will leave Tirunelveli late by 20 minutes from November 25 to December 13 and train no. 22667 Nagercoil – Coimbatore Express will leave Dindigul late by 15 minutes from November 25 to December 13.Train no.16780 Rameswaram – Tirupati Express will reach Trichy late by 20 minutes on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Train no.22621 Rameswaram – Kanniyakumari Express will leave Tirunelveli late by 15 minutes on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Train no.12690 Nagercoil – Chennai Central Express will reach Trichy late by 17 minutes on Mondays.Train no.11022 Tirunelveli – Dadar tri-weekly express will leave Dindigul late by 15 minutes on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Train no.16787 Tirunelveli – Vaishnadevi Katra bi-weekly express will reach Trichy late by 20 minutes on Mondays. Train no.12642 Nizamuddin – Kanniyakumari Tirukkural express will leave Tirunelveli late by 15 minutes on Wednesdays.Train no.17236 Nagercoil – Bangalore express will leave Dindigul late by 15 minutes on Thursdays and Fridays. Train no.12668 Nagercoil – Chennai Egmore weekly express will reach Trichy late by 17 minutes on Fridays. TNN
Sep 12 2018 (14:18) Passengers pull chain of train - TAMIL NADU - The Hindu (

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Annoyed over shortage of water and poor sanitation in toilets, passengers of Coimbatore – Nagercoil Super Fast Express brought the train to a halt at Erode Railway Junction twice on Monday night.
As the train arrived at the station at 9.10 p.m. and after halting for 10 minutes it started to move.
However, the alarm chain in A1 coach was pulled and the train stopped. Railway workers rushed to the coach and enquired with the passengers. They said that when the train departed from the Coimbatore Railway Junction, there was no water in
the toilet and they were informed that water would be filled at the Erode railway station. However, water was not filled at the station and the train started to move.
Again the chain was pulled by a passenger in the same coach. Workers along with Railway Protection Force personnel enquired with the passengers who said that water was not filled in the coach. They were told that since filling water would take time that will delay the departure of the train, water would be filled at Karur railway station. Later, the train left the station at 9.30 p.m.

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MADURAI: The Madurai railway division has transported a total of 1.53 crore passengers between April and July 2017, which is 3.3% more than its corresponding period last year, while earning Rs 168 crore revenue, which is 6.6% more than the same period last year.
The figures on the performance of the division was released during the Independence Day celebrations held here on Tuesday. According to a statement, the division moved 4.47 lakh tonnes of commodities and earned Rs 61.27 crore in freight.
As far as total earnings are concerned, the division recorded gross
apportioned earnings of Rs 248 crore during the first four months of current financial year. Madurai division was able to maintain punctuality of 95.17% for mail and express and 95.6% for passenger trains in the first quarter of this year. In order to clear extra rush of passengers, the division ran 929 special trains and augmented train numbers 12687/12688 and 22668/22667 with additional coaches.
The division has been laying lot of stress to create safety consciousness among the field staff engaged in train operation duties as well as the general public for improving a reliable and safe service to the customers. The division has conducted outreach programmes with the public to instil safety consciousness. Safety drives and safety seminars at regular intervals are carried out to improve awareness among staff. As many as 38 overnight trains (20 express trains and 18 passenger trains) are escorted by Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel. Massive drives are held by RPF against anti-social elements and offenders are being apprehended and prosecuted.
In its endeavour to achieve the "zero accident" target, Indian Railways has undertaken an action plan to eliminate all the unmanned level crossings in the next three to four years. According to the action plan, Madurai division is focusing on eliminating unmanned level crossings in its jurisdiction. Recently, the division completed the construction of limited use subways in lieu of level crossing gates at four locations between Madurai and Rameswaram and one in Virudunagar - Tenkasi section, the statement said.
Earlier, divisional railway manager, Neenu Ittyerah unfurled the national flag at the Red Field Ground, Railway Colony. She then inspected a guard of honour by the RPF. Additional divisional railway manager, P V Murali Krishna, chief medical superintendent, Dr G Sahoo, divisional security commissioner, M F Mohideen, officers, staff and family members of railway men were were present on the occasion.
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