Hon’ble Prime Minister to visit Chennai on Saturday, 8th April 2023
Hon’ble PM to flag off Chennai – Coimbatore Vande Bharat Express from Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M.G. Ramachandran Central Station
Hon’ble PM will inaugurate the newly gauge converted Tiruturaipundi – Agasthiyampalli section and flag off a DEMU service
Hon’ble PM will also flag off a new tri-weekly service from Tambaram to Sengottai
Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India is visiting Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu on 8th April 2023 (Saturday). In Chennai, Hon’ble PM will flag off Chennai – Coimbatore Vande Bharat Express from PuratchiThalaivar Dr M.G. Ramachandran Central Station in the afternoon (at 16:00 hours). Connecting the ‘Manchester of the South’ Coimbatore with the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, the new Vande Bharat will reduce the travel time of passengers of both the destinations by nearly an hour. The new Vande Bharat will benefit Students, IT professionals, traders and businessmen, especially from various textile and industrial units in and around Coimbatore, Salem, Erode and Tiruppur.
Further, Hon’ble PM will inaugurate the 37 Km new Broad gauge section between Tiruturaipundi and Agastiyampalli completed at a cost of Rs.294 Crores. The new branch line will benefit the movement of edible and industrial salt from various salt hubs in and around the Agasthiyampalli in Nagapattinamdistrict besides benefiting farmers and traders in the region. Hon’ble PM will also flag off a DEMU service between Tiruturaipundi and Agastiyampalli. The improved connectivity through DEMU services will benefit students, skilled and unskilled workforce employed at various industries and traders in Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts.
Furthermore, Hon’ble PM will flag off a new Tri-weekly Express service between Tambaram and Sengottai. The train service will provide direct connectivity to Chennai for remote stations in the delta districts of Thiruvarur, Thanjavur and for Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli district. This will also be the first regular train service from Chennai to Tiruvarur-Karaikudi section. This service will benefit specially students, employees, business persons and regular travellers and will also help boost tourism in the South portion of Western Ghats.
Apart from the above railway projects, Hon’ble PM will also unveil the New Integrated Terminal of Chennai Airport, inaugurate various road projects and inaugurate the 125th Anniversary celebrations of Ramakrishna Math in Chennai on 8th April 2023.
Shri, R.N. Ravi, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri M.K. Stalin, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Dr L. Murugan, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and other dignitaries will participate in the above events to be held in Chennai.
Schedule of Chennai – Coimbatore- Chennai Vande Bharat Express
Arrival/Departure Timings and stoppages of Inaugural Special of Vande Bharat Express to be flagged off by Hon’ble PM on 8th April 2023 (Saturday)
Train No. 02643 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Vande Bharat Special
Dr MGR Chennai Central
Detailed arrival/departure timings and stoppages of Regular service of Chennai-Coimbatore-Chennai Vande Bharat Express (Train No.20643/20644)
Coimbatore- Dr MGR Chennai Central Vande Bharat Express (Except Wednesday)
Train No. 20643 Dr MGR Chennai Central—CoimbatoreVandeBharat Express (Except Wednesday)
Dr MGR Chennai Central
Composition :Vande Bharat rake of 8 coaches
·Advance booking for the above Vande Bharat train services is open
Regular services of DEMU trains in Tiruturaipundi – Agasthiyampalli – Tiruturaipundi section
Train No. 76628 Tiruturaipundi-Agastiyampalli DEMU
Train No. 76630 Tiruturaipundi-Agastiyampalli DEMU
Train No. 76627 Agastiyampalli- Tiruturaipundi DEMU
Train No. 76629 Agastiyampalli- Tiruturaipundi DEMU
*The inaugural special of Tiruturaipundi – Agastiyampalli train will run to open to open timings on 8th April 2023
Inaugural Special of Tambaram- Sengottai Express to be flagged off by Hon’ble PM on 08th April 2023
Train No. 02683 Tambaram – Sengottai Inaugural Special (Saturday)
The details of timings and stoppages of the regular services of Train No.20683/20684 Tambaram – Sengottai - Tambaram Superfast Express trains are as follows:
Train No. 20683 Tambaram -Sengottai Superfast Express(Sunday)
Train No. 20684 Sengottai-Tambaram Superfast
Date of commencement of regular services :
The above trains will be operated as Weekly services for a period of two months upto 29.05.2023.
With effect from 16.04.2023 ex. Tambaram (Sunday)
With effect from 17.04.2023 ex. Sengottai (Monday)
·Advance booking for the above train services is open
The frequency of the service will be increased to tri-weekly from June 2023 onwards
With effect from 01.06.2023 ex. Tambaram on Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
With effect from 02.06.2023 ex. Sengottai on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Composition : AC 2-tier – 2 coaches, AC 3-tier Economy – 5 coaches, Sleeper Class – 5 coaches, General II Class – 3 coaches, Luggage-cum-Brake Van – 2 coaches