Actor Vijayakant's party, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), has written to the Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee to increase the frequency of the Tirukkural Express between Nizamuddin and Kanyakumari running once a week at present as a daily express.
The Delhi Pradesh secretary T. Nagarajan, in his letter to the Minister pointed out that ever since Tirukkural Express was started in October 2002, it was running once a week.
Persistent efforts to increase the frequency of this train had not yielded the desired result so far.
The party said that increasing the frequency of this train to run on daily basis was essential as this was the only direct train from New Delhi connecting the important stations in —Tamil Nadu, viz. Tiruchi, Dindigul, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil and Kanyakumari.
It said that this train had become very popular among the public and the tourists as it connected important tourist destinations.
The party therefore requested the Railway Minister to look into the matter sympathetically and take suitable steps in the coming Railway Budget to make Tirukkural Express run on daily basis.