Special Correspondent

PANAJI: The Konkan Railway has decided to extend the temporary stoppages of train no 6333/6334 Veraval-Thiruvananthapuram Express, train no 6335/6336 Gandhidham-Nagercoil Express, train no 6337/6338 Okha-Ernakulam Express, train no 6311/6312 Bikaner-Kochuveli Express at Mookambika Road-Byndoor Railway Station and train no 2654/2653 Chandigarh-Kochuveli Kerala Sampark Kranti Express at Udupi Railway Station on Konkan Railway for a period of six months from October 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010, according to a release here on Thursday.

The timings for these stoppages will be as per the monsoon timetable. It has also been decided to change the number of train no 2653/2654 Chandigarh-Kochuveli Kerala Sampark Kranti Express to 2217 leaving Kochuveli from December 5, 2009 and to 2218 leaving Chandigarh from December 2, 2009.