In an effort to avoid rush in regular trains during the ensuing Dusshera festival, East Coast Railways have decided to run one more special trains in between Visakhapatnam and Kollam.
Visakhapatnam-Kollam-Visakhapatnam weekly special train will leave Visakhapatnam at 9 am every Thursday between September 13 to December 27 and will arrive at Kollam at 15.30 hours on the next day, a release said.
In the return direction, this train will leave Kollam at 19.20 hours every Friday between September 14 to December 28 and will arrive at Visakhapatnam at 01.25 hrs the following day.
Similarly, the ECoR has decided to add more berths in Puri-Gandhidham express in a view to avoid rush.
One additional sleeper class coach will be added permanently in Puri-Gandhidham-Puri Express.
On augmentation with this additional coach, the train will be running with 18 coaches comprising one AC-2 tier, two AC-3 tier, seven sleeper class, six general second class and two guard-cum-luggage vans in its composition
Source - business-standard