Six overnight train services from Chennai to Madurai, Coimbatore, Thoothukudi, Mettupalayam, Kanniyakumari and Sengottai are set to resume from September 7.
Two pairs of special trains listed are as follows:
Train No. 12637/12638 Chennai Egmore – Madurai Pandian Express.
Train No. 12673/12674 MGR Chennai Central – Coimbatore Cheran Express.
With an aim to re-open economic activities, the Tamil Nadu Government has also requested for operation of more special trains. Along with the two pairs mentioned above, it has also proposed to operate four pairs of special trains as listed below:
Train No. 12633/12634 Chennai Egmore – Kanyakumari Express.
Train No. 12693/12694 Chennai Egmore – Tuticorin Pearl City Express.
Train No. 12671/12672 MGR Chennai Central – Mettupalayam Nilagiri Express.
Train No. 16181/16182 Chennai Egmore – Sengottai Silamba Express.
On Thursday, the state government requested the railways to resume more train services connecting various parts of the state with Chennai in a bid to boost economic activity.
Acting on this, the railways has proposed to resume six train services: Chennai – Madurai Pandiyan Express, Chennai – Kanniyakumari Express, Chennai – Thoothukudi Pearl City Express, Chennai – Coimbatore Cheran Express, Chennai – Mettupalayam Nilagiri Express and Chennai – Sengottai Silambu Express.