Days after announcing new trains in the interim railway budget, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge will flag off a new daily superfast intercity express train service between Mangalore Central and Madgaon on February 23. Mr. Kharge would flag off the inaugural special train from Mangalore Central to Madgaon, an official press release said. The regular service of Madgaon-Mangalore Central daily superfast intercity express and its return train would commence the next day.

The train to Mangalore Central would leave Madgaon at 4.15 p.m., reach Mangalore Central at 10 p.m. on the same day, while in the return direction, the train would leave Mangalore at 8.15 a.m. and reach Madgaon at 2 p.m. the same day. Southern Railway has also announced two new weekly express train services - one between Chennai Central-Nagarsol and another between Hatia-Yesvantpur.

Chennai Central-Nagarsol service would start from March 2 on Sundays at 9.15 a.m. and reach Nagarsol on Mondays at 11.55 a.m. The train on the return route would leave Nagarsol at 1.30 p.m. from March 3 on Mondays and arrive Chennai Central at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Another new weekly express train service is being introduced between Hatia and Yesvantpur. The weekly service would leave Hatia at 6.15 p.m. on Saturdays from February 22 and arrive at Yesvantpur at 5 a.m. on Mondays. The train on the return route would leave Yesvantpur at 12.30 a.m. on Tuesdays from February 18 and arrive at Hatia at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesdays.