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S Railway to commence additional special trains from September 12 .


S .Vishnu Sharmaa

Chennai, September 8 (HS) : Southern Railway will be commencing operation of three pairs of special trains as fully reserved specials as approved by the Railway Board.

According to sources, the three train pairs to be operated are 02615/02616 Dr MGR Chennai Central - New Delhi - Dr MGR Chennai Central Superfast Express Special (Daily),  02669/02670 Dr MGR Chennai Central - Chhapra - Dr MGR Chennai Central Superfast Express Special (Bi-weekly) and 02663/02664 Tiruchchirappalli - Howrah - Tiruchchirappalli Superfast Express Special (Bi-weekly).

Reservation for these trains will open by 8:00 am on 10 September. Only those having confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the station to board the train. Screening will be compulsory before boarding and only passengers who are asymptomatic will be allowed to get into the trains.

Southern Railway further said that Train no. 02615 will start operating on September 12 from Chennai, while its counterpart Train No: 02616 will start operating from New Delhi on September 14.

Train No.02615 will leave Dr MGR Chennai Central at 7.15 pm (Day One) and reach New Delhi at 6.30 am (Day Three). In the return direction, Train No.02616 will leave New Delhi at 6.40 pm (Day One) and reach Dr MGR Chennai Central at 6.20 am (Day Three). 

Train No. 02669 will start operating from Chennai on 12 September and its counter part Train No: 02670 will start operating on 14 September from Chhapra. 

Train No.02669 will leave Dr MGR Chennai Central at 5.40 pm on Mondays and Saturdays and reach Chhapra at 11.45 am on Wednesdays and Mondays. In the return direction, Train No.02670 will leave Chhapra at 9.00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and reach Dr MGR Chennai Central at 2.25 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. Train No 02664 will start operating from Tiruchy from 15 September and its counterpart Train No 02663 will start operating from Howrah on 17 September.

In the return direction, Train No.02663 will leave Howrah at 4.10 am on Thursdays and Sundays and reach Tiruchchirappalli at 3.05 pm on Saturdays and Tuesdays. 

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