The Humsafar express that will replace the Duronto will run four days a week instead of the triweekly run of the superfast train.
While the Kacheguda - Miryalaguda DEMU has been extended up to Nadikudi, the Humsafar Express will leave Howrah at 12:40 hours and arrive Tirupati at 14.45 hours on the next day.
The new Kochuveli-Banaswadi-Kochuveli Humsafar Express was flagged off from Kochuveli railway station with great fanfare the other day.
Prior to the inaugural function, UDF members held a protest outside the station for excluding Shashi Tharoor’s name from the advertisement of the flag off of a train.
Instead, it has decided to introduce a new Humsafar Express, a fully AC three-tier train between Chennai and New Delhi.
The Railway Board has already ordered the conversion of the Chennai - Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express into Humsafar Express, a premier three-tier AC coach train with effect from September 29.