Staff Reporter

ADILABAD: At least one regular train service connecting Nanded in Maharashtra and Adilabad town will start running in September going by the speed with which the guage conversion work on the Kinwat-Mudkhed section is going on.

The South Central Railway (SCR) has already announced plans to run five pairs of trains via Adilabad from October-November this year linking the town to important places.

According to sources, the Nanded division of SCR has procured the required number of rakes for the five new trains to be run via Adilabad.

Besides, the timetable of these trains has also been worked out. Two pairs of passenger trains will run between Nanded and Adilabad, one between Adilabad and Purna while the Mumbai-Nanded Nandigram Express will be extended up to Nagpur city and a weekly train linking Nanded and Patna in Bihar will also be introduced.

In addition, four goods trains carrying coal from Singareni to Parli Thermal Power Station will also run via Adilabad soon after the section is opened.

The Nandigram Express running on either direction is slated to make a crossing at Adilabad station.

Sources also said that more trains are likely to be introduced on the Adilabad line to ease the pressure on the main line passing through Mancherial.