Southern Railway will run special trains on the eve of Pongal festival to clear the extra rush of passengers. Advance reservations for the above trains will commence on January 08, press release from the Southern Railway said. Train No: 06009 Chennai Central – Tirunelveli Garib Rath Special will leave Chennai Central at 7.30 p.m. on January 12 and reach Tirunelveli at 09.35 a.m., the next day. Train No: 06010 Tirunelveli - Chennai Central Garib Rath Special will leave Tirunelveli at 2.55 p.m. on January 13 and reach Chennai Central at 05.00 a.m., the next day. Train No: 06011 Chennai Central – Sengottai Special will leave Chennai Central at 9.50 p.m.. on January 11 and reach Sengottai at 12.30 p.m. the next day.

Train No: 06012 Sengottai - Chennai Central Special will leave Sengottai at 2.30 p.m. on January12 and reach Chennai Central at 5.00 a.m. the next day. Train No: 06103 Chennai Egmore – Tirunelveli Special will leave Chennai Egmore at 10.45 p.m. on January 15 and reach Tirunelveli at 12.15 p.m. Train No: 06104 Tirunelveli - Chennai Egmore Special will leave Tirunelveli at 2.55 p.m. on January 16 and reach Chennai Egmore at 4.25 a.m. the next day.