After 2 years, Jayanti Janata Express resumes operation, to terminate at Pune

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Kanyakumari - Pune Jayanti Janta Express

Kollam: Jayanti Janata Express, deemed to be Mumbai-based Malayalis’ favourite train, resumed operation after long COVID-19 break. The train resumed service on March 31 after almost two years due to the pandemic situation. The train has undergone several changes not just in looks but already announced short-termination, time schedule and addition of new coaches.

The train which used to run till Mumbai has been short-terminated to Pune. Though Kerala had asked the Railways to withdraw the short-termination of some trains, including Jayanti Janta Express, citing modernisation it was not entertained.

In effect, 16382 Kanyakumari - Mumbai Jayanti Janata Express has now taken the name 16382 Kanyakumari - Pune Jayanti Janata Express. The Project Utkrisht (Integral Coach Factory’s old-design coaches) coaches have been replaced with Linke Hofmann Busch passenger coaches. The train which departed at 8:25 AM on Thursday from Kanyakumari will reach Pune on Saturday at 10:20 PM. On the return journey, it will leave Pune at 11:50 PM on Saturday and reach Thiruvananthapuram Central on Monday at 10:15 AM.

In addition to the existing stops, the train will have additional stops at Chalakudy, Irinjalakuda, Wadakkanchery and Ottapalam. While, in the return service to Kanyakumari, there won’t be stops in these stations. However, in the return service, the train will stop at Thrippunithura and Pettah (Thiruvananthapuram).

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