NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has strategically planned to introduce additional stoppages for several trains traveling towards South India, aiming to enhance the convenience of passengers. In an official statement, the national transporter announced that these new stoppages have been implemented on an experimental basis.
Below is a list of trains that have been granted additional stoppages:
12618 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Junction Mangala Express: Commencing from July 15, this train will now make an additional stop at Quilandi railway station. The arrival time at Quilandi will be at 03:09 hrs, and the departure time will be at 03:10 hrs. Previously, this train used to halt at 39 railway stations. It covers a distance of 3066 km and completes its journey in approximately 50 hours and 20 minutes. The service of this train is available all seven days of the week.
Hyderabad Deccan Nampally-Hazrat Nizamuddin Dakshin Express: Starting from July 16, the train will now include a halt at Jammikunta railway station, along with its existing 42 stoppages. It will depart at 01:45 hrs and reach Jammikunta at 01:44 hrs. This train operates daily and covers a distance of 1676 km in approximately 28 hours and 40 minutes.
12611/12622 MGR Chennai Central-Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express: Effective from July 15, this train will additionally stop at Warangal, in addition to its previous nine stoppages. The departure time from the originating station is at 14:14 hrs, and it will arrive in Warangal at 14:12 hrs. This train operates exclusively on Saturdays.
By introducing these new stoppages, Indian Railways aims to improve the travel experience for passengers and accommodate their diverse needs throughout their journey.