Southern Railway to operate special trains to Kerala

The lakhs of contractual employees in the railways will get their full salaries even as it suspended all its passenger services till March 31. Representative Photo: iStock.

The Southern Railway on Saturday (August 10) announced operation of special trains to and from Kerala, which is facing torrential downpour and floods, to clear stranded passengers.

However, services remained affected in the Palakkad and Trivandrum divisions for the second day, with the Southern Railway announcing cancellation of 15 trains in these routes, covering various destinations.

On Saturday, the Southern Railway announced operation of special trains between Ernakulam-Chennai, Chennai-Kollam and Bengaluru-Kollam.

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Train No. 02640 Ernakulam-Chennai Egmore is scheduled to leave Ernakulam at 5 p.m on Saturday while Train No 02623 Dr MGR Chennai Central-Kollam will depart from here at 8

p.m. Train No 06526 KSR Bengaluru-Kollam passenger special is scheduled to leave from KSR Bengaluru at 8 p.m on August 10.

“Reservations for the above passenger special trains are open,” an official release said.

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