Track work for Doubling of Tirumangalam - Virudhunagar- Tulukkappatti (41 km) was taken up from 21st March, 2021 and the doubling was scheduled to be commissioned on 30-3-2021. But due to technical glitches in commissioning of Electronic interlocking panel at the four stations, i.e, Tirumangalam, Kalligudi, Virudhunagar and Tulukkappatti the following UP and Down trains have been held up at various stations at different time intervals between 20:00 hrs of 30-3-2021 and 02:00 hours of 31-3-2021.
1.Train No. 06101(CHENNAI EGMORE-KOLLAM)
2.Train No. 02668(COIMBATORE-NAGERCOIL JN)
3.Train No. 02631(CHENNAI EGMORE-TIRUNELVELI)
4.Train No. 06723(CHENNAI EGMORE-KOLLAM)
5.Train No. 06105(CHENNAI EGMORE-TIRUCHENDUR)
6.Train No. 07235(BENGALURU-NAGERCOIL JN)
7.Train No. 02693(CHENNAI EGMORE-TUTICORIN)
8.Train No. 06012(NIZAMMUDIN-KANNIYAKUMARI)
1.Train No. 06102(KOLLAM-CHENNAI EGMORE)
2.Train No. 02662(SENGOTTAI-CHENNAI EGMORE)
3.Train No. 02634 (KANNIYAKUMARI-CHENNAI EGMORE)
4.Train No. 06724(KOLLAM-CHENNAI EGMORE)
5.Train No. 06106(TIRUCHENDUR-CHENNAI EGMORE)
6.Train No. 07236(NAGERCOIL JN-BENGALURU)
7.Train No. 02694(TUTICORIN-CHENNAI EGMORE)
Movement of trains started from 03:00 hours of 31-3-2021.
Efforts taken to mitigate inconvenience to passengers:
·Catering stalls were kept open in all the stations such as Madurai, Tirumangalam, Dindigul, Satur, Kovilpatti and other enroute stations,
·Water bottles and refreshment were made available to all passengers
·Refund arranged at Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Maniyachchi and Tirunelveli stations.
·Regular announcements were made at the stations for the benefit of passengers traveling in these trains.
Due to late running of these trains some train services are likely to be rescheduled/cancelled/short terminated today. The press release for the same will be shared shortly.