Southern Train to reintroduce Tejas Express ahead of Pongal
Madurai MP, Su. Venkatesan thanked the Train Minister, Piyush Goyal, for observing to the people’s need.
An inside view of Chennai-Madurai-Chennai Tejas Express. File Photo.
Madurai MP, Su. Venkatesan thanked the Train Minister, Piyush Goyal, for following to the people’s demand.
After cancelling Chennai Egmore-Madurai-Chennai Egmore Tejas Special with impact from January 4 due to absence of patronage, Southern Train has proposed to reintroduce the premium train from January10
Inviting the move, Madurai MP, Su. Venkatesan thanked the Train Minister, Piyush Goyal, for observing to individuals’s demand.
Mr. Venkatesan had actually objected to cancellation of the train declaring that unaffordable high fares and the pandemic scenario were the major factors for the lower patronage.
A railway official here said that re-introduction of the train after raising the lockdown saw poor patronage. “Though the traveler patronage increased from 15% throughout the initial days to 25% to 30%, the maximum occupation of seats was only 40% throughout weekends and holidays,” he included.
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Officials in Madurai department too had actually requested running the train expecting higher patronage for the Pongal celebration. On continuing the operation of Tejas Unique train, the official said that it depended upon the patronage.
On the other hand, the timing of Chennai Egmore-Madurai reveal is said to be a significant reason for the bad patronage.
” The train leaves Egmore at 6 a.m. Without any interruption at Tambaram, guests find it hard to reach the station on time for the train,” said Dakshin Train Employees’ Union divisional secretary, R. Sankaranarayanan. Blockage at Tamabaram will also help guests going to Chennai Airport.
Similarly, fulfilling the long-pending need for shifting the interruption from Kodaikanal Roadway to Dindigul train station is likewise anticipated to bring more patronage.
The train is set up to leave Madurai junction at 3.00 p.m. and reach Chennai Egmore at 9.15 p.m. It stops at Kodai Road (3.28 p.m.) and Tiruchi (5 p.m.).
It leaves Egmore at 6.00 a.m. and reaches Madurai at 12.15 p.m. It stops at Tiruchi (9.55 a.m.) and Kodai Road (1118 a.m.).
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