KERALA

New train between Palakkad, Punalur

A new regular train between Punalur and Palakkad will commence service on April 20.

Train 16791 Punalur-Palakkad Palaruvi Express will start at 3.25 a.m. from Punalur to reach Palakkad junction at 1.20 p.m. In the return direction, Train 16792 Express will start from Palakkad junction at 4 p.m. to reach Punalur at 1.20 a.m. next day.

With a composition of nine general coaches and two luggage-cum-break vans, the train will stop at Aavaneeswaram, Kuri Halt, Kottarakara, Ezhukone, Kundara, Kilikolloor, Kollam, Perinad, Munrothuruthu, Sasthamkotta, Karunagapally, Oachira, Kayamkulam, Mavelikara, Cheriyanad, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Changanassery, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrissur, and Ottappalam stations.

The 16791 Express will reach Kollam at 4.55 a.m., Kayamkulam at 5.49 a.m., Kottayam at 7.18 a.m., Ernakulam Town at 9.38 a.m., Aluva at 9.58 a.m., Thrissur at 10.58 a.m. and Shoranur at 12.20 noon. The 16792 Express will each Shoranur at 5 p.m., Thrissur at 5.23 p.m., Aluva 6.23 p.m., Ernakulam Town 7.08 p.m., Kottayam at 8.57 p.m., Kayamkulam 10.24 p.m. and Kollam at 11.50 p.m.

Before Venad

As the Palaruvi Express will go ahead of the Venad Express, the daily commuters, especially the office-goers in the Kollam-Ernakulam sector will benefit from the new train. In the evening also, the new train will be of help to the commuters as it leaves Palakkad junction at 4 p.m. after the intercity trains. There will be no advance reservation for the Palaruvi Expresses, according to Railways.

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