‘Restore slashed coaches of long-distance trains’

  • | Friday | 17th January, 2020

It is in the midst of the state’s request that the Railways slashed the number of sleeper coaches of Chennai Central- Thiruvananthapuram Super Fast, Alappuzha-Chennai Central Super Fast, Maveli Express and Malabar Express. “Since this would adversely affect long-distance travellers from the state, the Railways should reconsider the move,” Sudhakaran wrote to Goyal. He pointed out that in trains having 24-coach capacity, only 19 coaches are being fitted. Thiruvannathapuam-Kannur Janashatabdi Express and Thiruvananthapuram-Madurai Amrita Express ply with 18 and 19 coaches respectively, he said. Sudhakaran also urged the Railway Minister to increase the number of coaches in Ernakulam-Nizamuddin Millenium Express, Kochuveli- Dehra Dun Express and Kanyakumari- Mumbai CST Jayanthi Janata Express.

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