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Updated: December 16, 2009 12:09 IST

Special train to help Sabarimala pilgrims

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Devotees at Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, Kerala. Southern Railway has announced a special train for the pilgrims.
File: PTI Devotees at Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, Kerala. Southern Railway has announced a special train for the pilgrims.

Southern Railways has introduced an additional special train between Kochuveli and Chennai central to clear the extra rush of Sabarimala pilgrims from Thursday.

Train No 0606 will leave Kochuveli at 3 p.m., on December 17 and arrive at Chennai central at 8.10 a.m. the next day. The special will reach Chengannur at 5.13 p.m. and at Kottayam at 6.20 p.m., a railway press release said.

The trains will stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Podanur, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Eranakulam Town, Kottayam, Chenganeseri, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Mavelikara, Kayankulam, Kollam and Varkala, the release added.

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