Plea to increase Chennai – Madurai Tejas Specific to Tirunelveli


Member of Parliament S. Gnanathiraviam has urged the Southern Railway to modernise the busy Tirunelveli Railway Junction with higher passenger-friendly facilities and prolong the Chennai – Madurai Tejas Specific to Tirunelveli.

In a memorandum submitted to B. G. Mallya, Common Supervisor (In-Cost), Southern Railway just lately, Mr. Gnanathiraviam mentioned the motion of passengers between Tirunelveli and Chennai was big and therefore the present rail companies connecting these two cities weren’t sufficient for the previous a number of a long time. Therefore, the Chennai – Madurai Tejas Specific needs to be prolonged to Tirunelveli contemplating the extra income this service can generate for Indian Railways.

The MP additionally has sought the extension of Bikanir – Madurai Specific, Mangalore – Thiruvananthapuram Specific, Tambaram – Shencottai Antyodaya Specific, Guruvayoor – Punalur Specific and Chennai Central – Madurai Tri-weekly Specific to Tirunelveli and the extension of Hyderabad – Tambaram to Kanniyakumari through Tirunelveli.

“Although the extension of Hyderabad – Tambaram Specific Prepare to Kanniyakumari is being sought on a number of events, the railway authorities, citing lame excuses, are stopping the extension, which is completely injustice,” Mr. Gnanathiraviam mentioned.

Because the motion of pilgrims between Tirunelveli and Tirupathi is kind of excessive, the Tirupathi – Villupuram prepare needs to be prolonged to Tirunelveli through Madurai. As a substitute of working the Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh Specific needs to be operated through the shortest route of Tirunelveli, Madurai, Salem, Arakkonam and Chennai as this prepare is now being operated in a circuitous route through Kochuveli in Kerala.

The Nagercoil – Mumbai Specific, being operated 4 days every week through Tirunelveli needs to be transformed into every day categorical prepare as big variety of individuals from Kanniyakumari and Tirunelveli have settled down within the nation’s ‘business capital’ and its suburbs.

Since passenger visitors between Tirunelveli and Thiruvanathpauram through Nagercoil is kind of excessive, 4 MEMU (Mainline Electrical A number of Unit) companies between these two cities needs to be launched contemplating the comfort of office-goers.

A brand new weekly categorical prepare connecting Tirunelveli and Tambaram in Chennai through Tenkasi needs to be launched as this part stays underutilised. Equally, Tirunelveli – Yashwantpur Janshatbhdi day-time prepare through Madurai and Hosur needs to be launched as Tirunelveli Junction has parking and upkeep services.

The much-delayed observe doubling work between Madurai and Kanniyakumari needs to be accomplished on the earliest to make sure the introduction of extra prepare companies to the southern tip of the nation from numerous elements of India. The Tirunelveli – Palakkad Paalaruvi Specific Prepare ought to have stoppages at Keezha Kadayam and Paavoorchathram stations and the beginning time of this prepare from Tirunelveli needs to be modified to eight p.m. as a substitute of present 11.20 p.m., which was inconvenient for passengers.

The Tirunelveli Railway Junction, which was in a worst form, needs to be given a facelift by modernising the present services apart from offering further passenger-friendly facilities within the second busiest railway junction within the Madurai Division. Aside from creating platforms 7 and eight, a shopping center having immense enterprise potential to earn further income for Indian Railways with ample automobile parking areas needs to be constructed.

Equally, the Nanguneri Railway Station needs to be expanded with all passenger facilities as devotees from numerous elements of the nation had been visiting Sri Vaanamaamalai Perumal Temple. Furthermore, electrical locomotive manufacturing facility needs to be set-up at Nanguneri in public – non-public partnership mode as this space has adequate land, water, energy and communication services.


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