Antyodaya Express regularised between Kolkata to Chennai
CHENNAI: Almost after 18 months post it's introduction, the weekly Antyodaya Express, a fully unreserved train between Chennai Central and Santragachi, was regularised by the railway department on Monday.
The first weekly Antyodaya service between Santragachi in West Bengal and Chennai Central was flagged off by Railway Minister of State Rajen Gohain in Kolkata.
The special train, although introduced in June 2016, it was not running on a regular basis.
According to a statement, the weekly train is expected to leave Santragachi on Mondays at 7 pm, and reach Central on Tuesdays at 22.45 pm. On the return journey, it will leave Central on Wednesdays at 8.10 am and reach Santragachi on Thursdays at 10.25 am.
The train will stop at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Balugaon, Chatrapur, Brahampur, Sompetta, Palasa, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Ankapalle, Samalkot Junction, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijaywada, Chirala, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur and Sullurupetta.
The train comprises 18 LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) unreserved coaches and is fully vestibuled. Every coach comes with additional features such as potable drinking water dispenser, mobile charging points, fire extinguisher, fibre reinforced plastic modular toilets, toilet occupation indication display board and LED lights.