Railways will operate a triweekly special train between Dadar and Tirunelveli starting February 27. This fully reserved train through Hosur, Dharmapuri and Salem will be in addition to the existing weekly special train between Tirunelveli and Mumbai that runs via Coimbatore and Mangaluru.
According to a statement from the Madurai division of Southern Railway on Thursday, No 01021 Dadar – Tirunelveli triweekly special train will leave Dadar at 9.30pm on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and reach Tirunelveli at 11.40am on the third day. This service will start on February 27.
In the return direction, No 01022 Tirunelveli – Dadar triweekly special train will leave Tirunelveli at 3pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and will reach Dadar at 5.30am on the third day. Services of the train will begin on March 1.
Services of both the trains will continue till further advice.
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They have stoppages at Kalyan, Pune, Satara, Karad, Sangli, Miraj, Kudachi, Ghatprabha, Belagavi, Londa, Alnavar, Dharwar, Hubli, Haveri, Ranibennur, Harihar, Davangere, Birur, Kadur, Arsikere, Tiptur, Tumkur, Yesvantpur, Banaswadi, Hosur, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Sattur and Kovilpatti.
Belagavi station timings :
Train no.01021, Dadar – Tirunelveli tri-weekly special train on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Arrives at 8.32 Am and has 1 min Stoppage at Belagavi Railway station, departs at 8.33 Am.
Train no.01022, Tirunelveli – Dadar tri-weekly special train on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Arrives at 5.21 Pm and has 2 min Stoppage at Belagavi Railway station, departs at 05.23 Pm.
Train No 01021 will stop at Karjat also. The composition of the trains is one AC 2-tier, three AC 3-tier, eight sleeper class, three general second class and two luggage-cum-brake van coaches.