South Western Railway announced special trains for Sabarimala pilgrims based on demand of passengers and MP Belagavi Smt. Mangal Suresh Angadi who had requested Ministry of Railways for special trains from Belagavi to Kollam for convenience of pilgrims going to Sabarimala. Now, competent authority has approved to run following special trains as under: –
- Train No. 07357/07358 Belagavi – Kollam – Belagavi special express (1 trip):
Train No. 07357 Belagavi – Kollam special express will leave Belagavi at 11:30 AM on November 20th and reach Kollam the next day at 03.15 PM. In the return direction, Train No. 07358 Kollam – Belagavi special express will leave Kollam at 05:10 PM on November 21stand reach Belagavi the next day at 11:00 PM.
The above mentioned special train (07357/07358) will consist of one AC-2 tier, Eight AC-3 tier, Nine Sleeper Class and Two Luggage cum Break-Vans with Generator cars (Total 20 Coaches).
2. Train No. 07361/07362 Belagavi – Kollam – Belagavi special express (7 trips):
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Train No. 07361 Belagavi – Kollam special express will leave Belagavi at 11:30 AM on every Sunday with effect from 4 December 2022 to 15 January 2023 (7 trips), and reach Kollam the next day at 03:15 PM. In the return direction, Train No. 07362 Kollam – Belagavi special express will leave Kollam at 05:10 PM on every Monday with effect from 5 December 2022 to 16 January 2023, and reach Belagavi the next day at 11:00 PM.
These above mentioned special trains (07357/07358 & 07361/07362) will have stoppages at Khanapur, Londa, Dharwad, SSS Hubballi, SMM Haveri, Ranibennur, Davangere, Birur, Arsikere, Tiptur, Tumakuru, Yelahanka, Krishnarajapuram, Bangarapet, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Podanur, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Changanassery, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Mavelikara, Kayamkulam, Sasthankotta stations in both directions.
The above-mentioned trains (07361/07362) will have 15 coaches including One AC-2 tier, Two AC-3 tier, Ten Sleeper Class and Two Second Class Luggage cum Break-Vans/Disabled Friendly Compartment.