Work on last leg to begin on April 4; trains schedule to be hit for 28 days
The Southern Railways will begin non-interlocked work at Shoranur end as part of the larger Mangalore Junction-Shoranur railway line doubling from April 4. The Railways expects that the 312-km double line section will be operational by May 1.
The Chief Public Relations Officer of the Palakkad Division of Southern Railway S. James said the work on the 6-km stretch between Shoranur and Karakkad is targeted for completion by May 1. Doubling has been completed in remaining 306-km line up to Mangalore Junction, he said.
A press release said the improvements being undertaken at Shoranur will avoid detaining trains at Shoranur and Karakkad for crossing. When the work gets over, the Shoranur station will have a seventh platform with 24-coach capacity.
Only this section has single line now, Mr. James said.
The completion of the doubling work could lead to greater economic development and introduction of more trains.
In view of the work, a key train from here to Chennai will remain cancelled.
Some other trains will also remain partially cancelled and a few others delayed.
The trains to be partially cancelled are: train no.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central Express (will be cancelled between Palakkad Junction and Mangalore Central from April 17 to 30), train no.16108 Mangalore Central – Chennai Egmore Express (will be cancelled between Mangalore Central and Palakkad Junction from April 18 to May 1). These trains will run between Palakkad Junction and Chennai Egmore during the periods.
Trains with numbers 56323/56324 Coimbatore – Mangalore Central – Coimbatore fast passenger will be cancelled between Palakkad Junction and Pallipuram Stations from April 4 to May 1. These trains will run between Coimbatore Junction and Palakkad Junction and from Pallipuram to Mangalore Central only.
Trains bearing numbers 16605/16606 Mangalore Central–Nagarcoil–Mangalore Central Eranad Express will be cancelled between Thrissur and Kuttipuram station from April 4 to May 1.
These trains will run between Nagarcoil and Thrissur and between Kuttipuram and Mangalore Central .
Regulation of trains
On April 11, train no.16649 Mangalore Central – Nagarcoil Parasuram Express will be halted at Pattambi for 30 minutes and the train no.16345 Lokmanya Tilak – Thiruvananthapuram Central Netravathi Express for 45 minutes.
On April 18, train no.16649 will be delayed en route for 240 minutes and its pairing train at Vallathol Nagar for 45 minutes and train no.16345 en route for 220 minutes.
On April 19, train no. 16649 will be delayed en route for 240 minutes; train No.16650 will be withheld at Vallathol Nagar for 45 minutes; and train no.16345 en route for 220 minutes.
On April 21 train no. 16649 will be withheld at Kuttipuram station for 240 minutes; train no. 16650 at Vallathol Nagar for 60 minutes; and train no. 16345 at Pattambi for 220 minutes.
On April 22, train no. 16650 will be withheld at Vallathol Nagar for 100 minutes, train no.12997 Tirunelveli – Hapa Express at Vallathol Nagar for 15 minutes; and train no.12284 Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Duronto Express at Pattambi for 120 minutes.
On April 28, train no. 16649 will be delayed en route for 240 minutes; train no. 16650 at Vallathol Nagar for 60 minutes and Train no. 16345 for 220 minutes.
On May 1, train no.12483 Kochuveli – Amritsar Express will be withheld at Vallathol Nagar for 60 minutes, train no.12223 Lokmanya Tilak – Ernakulam Duronto Express at Pattambi station for 30 minutes and train no.12617 Ernakulam – Lakshadweep Mangala Superfast within Thiruvananthapuram Division for 60 minutes.