New train will be introduced simultaneously with the termination of Rockfort Express

Southern Railway General Manager Rakesh Misra on Tuesday directed the divisional railway officials to expedite the process of converting unmanned level crossings in Tiruchi division into manned or limited use subways. Mr. Misra gave the instruction at a review meeting with the railway officers of the division and from the Construction Organisation.

Reviewing the earnings of Tiruchi Division, Mr. Misra said there was a need to improve the earnings from the passenger transportation segment, adding that effective ticket checking could bring the desired result. He also directed the officials with regard to effective crowd management during the festival season by deploying adequate security personnel and volunteers and use of closed circuit television cameras in stations.

Divisional Railway Manager Manjula Rangarajan, Chief Administrative Officer – Construction S. Vijayakumaran and senior officers from various railway departments took part in the meeting held at the Control office meeting room, a Southern Railway press release here said.

Thanjavur: New Thanjavur-Chennai Express will be introduced simultaneously with the termination of Rockfort Express in Tiruchi, Mr. Rakesh Misra, told presspersons in Thanjavur on Tuesday. The people of Thanjavur and Kumbakonam need not have any apprehension over loosing Rockfort Express.

“The new express train announced in the budget for which timetable has been announced will be introduced simultaneously with the termination of Rockfort in Tiruchi,” he said.