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A release from the Thiruvananthapuram division of Southern Railway on Saturday said the following changes in train services are introduced.
The Southern Railway has short-terminated trains to the flood-hit parts of Kerala at the Tamil Nadu border stations.
Besides, 25,000 boxes of water bottles from Parasala and Palur plants are getting ready for despatch to Kerala as per instructions from the Additional Chief Secretary of Kerala.
Entire Kerala has been on a red alert since Wednesday evening. A total of 28 deaths were reported on the day.
According to the new time-table, the Cuddalore-Vriddhachalam passenger train is extended to Tiruppadirippuliyur, while the Nagore-Tiruchchirappalli passenger trains will run upto Karaikkal.
Egmore-Tiruchy, Cholan Express to lose 130 to 145 sleeper berths; Pandian Express to lose 162 berths by August 20.
The move is aimed at realigning the 4th track thereby increasing the distance between track and the concrete fence.
Vaigai Express, a flagship train of Madurai city, is completing 41 years of service of shuttling between Chennai and Madurai, on August 15.
Kochuveli station is a major hub for daily commuters working in Technopark, VSSC and the employees working in the Veli-Akkulam industrial belt.
Passengers seek more rush-hour trains before enforcing any such moves as to cancel season tickets.
Since introduction of the link, Kanniyakumari Express is often delayed by 30 minutes to five hours.
According to official sources, R P Nirala, Chief Engineer of Construction (West), Southern Railway, was transferred to Kerala a recently.
The Southern Railway has cancelled a few train services in the Chennai-Villupuram section for Tuesday for construction of additional spans at a bridge between Ottivakkam and Karunguzhi.
The Southern Railway has proposed to introduce a tri-weekly express train between Tambaram and Nagercoil.
Southern Railway has told Chennai division to withdraw a section of trackmen who had been diverted for other duties and direct them to report in their respective gangs immediately.