Railways introduces, extends special trains

The SCR decision to delink Kolhapur-Tirupati Haripriya Link Express and run a regular train between Kolhapur and Tirupati, and introduce an independent bi-weekly between Kolhapur and Hyderabad had led to widespread resentment in the region.

Twice a week

Commuters in the region could use the train service to reach Hyderabad only twice a week, instead of every day, before the delinking.

Hence, the SCR has decided to run special express trains for four days a week between Hyderabad-Kolhapur (07143/07144) to clear extra traffic. However, the bi-weekly services will continue.

Accordingly, the special express will depart Hyderabad at 11.30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from February 15 and arrive at Kolhapur at 11.45 pm the next day.

The services of the last special train from the Hyderabad end concludes on March 30.
En route, the special train will pass through Chittapur (2.59 am), Yadgir (4.21 am), Raichur (5.36 am) Guntakal (8.45 am) Bellary (9.55 am), Koppal (11.51 am) Hubli (2.25 pm), Belgaum (5.30 pm) and Miraj (9.15 pm).

In the return direction, the special train will depart Kolhapur at 7.30 am on Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from February 17 and arrive at Hyderabad at 4 am the next day.

The special train will arrive at Miraj (8.45 am), Belgaum (11.23 am), Hubli (2.30 pm), Koppal (4.29 pm), Bellary (6.48 pm), Guntakal (7.40 pm), Raichur (9.56 pm) and Yadgir (10.44).

Trains to Shirdi

South Western Railway has decided to extend till June special train services of train numbers 06539/06540 Yeshwantpur-Shirdi-Yeshwantpur weekly Garib Rath Special for 18  more trips in  each direction, to clear extra rush of passenger traffic.

Accordingly, from March 1 to June 28, train number 06539 Yeshwantpur-Shirdi-Yeshwantpur weekly Garib Rath will depart Yeshwantpur at 7.30 am on Tuesdays and arrive at Shirdi at 8.00 am on Wednesdays. En route, the train will pass through Tornagal, Hospet, Koppal, Gadag, Bijapur, Solapur.

In the return direction, it departs Shirdi at 6.20 pm on Wednesdays, and arrives at Yeshwantpur at 8.00 pm on Thursdays, from March 2 and to June 29.

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