CHENNAI: Issue of platform tickets has been ‘restricted’ in Chennai Railway division with immediate effect until further orders. A notification issued by the division said that in view of the proposed Bharat Bandh and to safeguard the safety and security of passengers, the issue of platform tickets is restricted at all railway stations in Chennai division of Southern Railway (SR), until further orders. SR has requested passengers and general public to cooperate with the notification, in upholding the safety of rail users and railway property.
Due to the students agitation (against Agnipath scheme) in Bihar, Southern Railway has notified the cancellation of train no 22149 Ernakulam junction - Pune Express and train no 12390 Dr MGR Chennai CEntral and Gaya of January 21 and train no 12521 Barauni - Ernakulam, train no 15228 Muzaffarpur - Yesvantpur, train no 12295 KSR Bengaluru - Danapur and train no 06509 KSR Bengaluru - Danapur expresses, train no 15930 New Tinsukia - Tambaram of January 20 and train no 15929 Tambaram - New Tinsukia of January 23.
Reintroduction of trains:
Railway Board has approved the reintroduction of weekly express trains connecting Chennai Central and Nagersol. Train no 16003 Chennai Central - Nagersol weekly express trainswill leave Chennai Central on Sundays at 9.10hrs on and from June 26. The train will reach Nagersol at 11.55hrs the next day.
Train no 16004 Nagersol - Chennai Central weekly train will leave Nagersol on Mondays at 13.30 hrs on and from June 27 and reach Chennai Central at 15.30hrs the next day. The train consists of three AC tier-II, three AC tier-III, 13 sleeper class and two general second class and two luggage/brake vans with accommodation for differently abled persons.
Partial cancellation of trains
Train no 12606 Karaikudi - Chennai Egmore express leaving Karaikudi at 5.05hrs and train no 12635 Chennai Egmore- Vaigai superfast express leaving Chennai Egmore at 13.40hrs on June 22 would be partially cancelled between Chengalpattu and Chennai Egmore due to line block permitted at Tambaram Yard from 9.55hrs to13.55hrs. Train no 22403 Puducherry - New Delhi express leaving Puducherry junction at 9.55hrs on June 22 will be diverted via Chengalpattu, Arakkonam, Perambur and Korukkupet by skipping stoppages at Chennai Egmore. The train will be provided with an additional stoppage at Perambur station.