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An electric train has started plying on the Kollam-Punalur route

Punalur> Kollam-Punalur electrical prepare begins operating Within the return path, the particular prepare will go away Punalur at 6.30 am on Thursdays and attain Nagercoil at 11.35 am the primary time. The prepare left Kanyakumari at 3.10 pm and reached Punalur at 8.15 pm. The electrical locomotive was delivered to the Punalur railway station on Wednesday evening.

The Thiruvananthapuram and Madurai divisions have determined to start out the service from Thursday on the idea of a letter issued by {the electrical} division stating that the monitor is able to operating electrical locomotives after completion of electrification. Together with the Punalur-Nagercoil particular prepare, the Tirunelveli-Nagercoil and Nagercoil-Kanyakumari companies may also be operated with electrical locomotives from Thursday.

The electrification work on the Kollam-Punalur highway was accomplished on May 31. At round 9.30 that evening, 25 KV energy began flowing on the monitor. Solely 2727 timber on the highway are being cleared for electrification. It turned a young course of. The logging service is not going to be affected.

YP Singh, common supervisor of the Central Organization for Railway Electrifications, based mostly in Allahabad, mentioned the work was expedited after inspecting the monitor on February 24. Two passenger particular trains on the Kollam-Red Fort route had been canceled amidst electrification work. It’s hoped that the Madurai-Punalur Categorical and the Guruvayur-Punalur Intercity Categorical will quickly get permission to make use of electrical locomotives as much as Punalur.

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Passengers are hopeful that the MEMU service will begin quickly as the electrical engines begin operating.

The Railways had promised that the MEMU would run on the monitor by May 30. Passengers additionally anticipated the memo to be the primary electrical prepare service on the route. Nonetheless, the memo couldn’t run as introduced.

Railway officers had earlier mentioned that the memo had been postponed as a result of a joint inspection of the monitor and would begin operating quickly. The prepare is presently working with a diesel locomotive. MEMU will not be a brand new determination to run. When the Kollam-Punalur particular service was resumed within the morning, it was introduced as a memo. Nonetheless, the service remains to be operated by ICF coaches.


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