On one hand, railway officials assure people’s representatives of adding extra coaches to trains which have a high demand for berths but on the other they are withdrawing coaches.

The 212801/22802 Visakhapatnam-Shirdi Sai Nagar slip coaches running by train no. 17479 Puri-Tirupati Express/17206 Kakinada Town-Shirdi Sai Nagar Express will be withdrawn from July 26 and the 212801/22802 slip coaches running by 17481 Bilaspur-Tirupati Express/17206 Kakinada Town-Shirdi Sai Nagar Express from July 30.

The 22802/212801 Shirdi Sai Nagar-Visakhapatnam slip coaches running by 17205 Shirdi Sai Nagar-Kakinada Town Express/17480 Tirupati-Puri Express will be withdrawn from July 28.

While the SCR has facilitated augmentation of coaches by 17205/17206 from Kakinada to Sai Nagar in the future, the 212801/22802 Visakhapatnam-Shirdi Sainagar weekly has the same quota from Visakhapatnam.Though SCR had also withdrawn the slip coaches to Manuguru by the Secunderabad-Machilipatnam train from July 1, it has increased the frequency of the Secunderabad-Manuguru train from three days to daily.

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