The ‘Rayil Payanigal Paadugappu Kazhagam’ (Rail Passengers’ Protection Committee) has welcomed the extension of the bi-weekly Chennai Egmore-Manamadurai Silambu Express up to Sengottai via Aruppukottai from Saturday.
Kazhagam secretary Samy Thravidamani, in a statement here said that the extension of the service was a boon to passengers in Sivaganga district, who had been travelling all the way to Madurai to reach southern districts.
Thanks to the extension of the service via Narikudi, Tiruchchuli, Aruppukottai, Virudhunagar, Tiruttangal, Sivakasi, Srivilliputtur, Rajapalayam, Sankarankoil, Pambakovil Shandy, Kadayanallur and Tenkasi junction, scores of passengers could conveniently reach the southern districts in less time, he said. The train would be more useful during the Courtallam season, he added.
In view of the extension of the service, the Southern Railway should attach additional coaches with berth facilities to cater to the needs of passengers of Sivaganga, Karaikudi and Pudukottai, Mr. Thravidamani said.
As the train would traverse through as many as ten districts, the Railways should ensure that there was no congestion, he added. - The Hindu