Representative image | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kannur: Railways launched a new train on Kannur- Bengaluru route for the next four weeks. The South Western Railways would ply a weekly train from Yesvantpur to Kannur via Shoranur on Wednesdays. Following a Mathrubhumi campaign which explained the necessity of more train services on this route, Southern Railway conducted service on this route last Wednesday on an experimental basis.
The new service (06283) will be operated on October 12, 19, 26 and November 2. The train which begins journey at 7.10 am on Wednesday will reach Kannur at 8.30 pm. The return service will begin from Kannur at 11 pm and arrive at Yesvantpur by 1 pm Thursday.
The train will have 14 stops in Kerala including Palakkad, Ottapalam, Shoranur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Thalassery and Kannur. The train will have four general coaches, seven sleepers, two AC 2 tier and six AC 3 tier.
MP MK Raghavan has sent a request to the South Western Railways to continue the new weekly service for at least six months. MP informed that he will meet the general manager of South Western Railways to discuss the matter.