Onam Special Trains 2013 via to Kerala Salem, Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Mohanur and Karur are announced on August 28, 2013 by Southern Railways.
Southern Railway will run special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during Onam festival season via Salem, Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Mohanur and Karur.
Trains run via Salem, Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore are: Train 06346 Ernakulam Junction — Chennai Central Superfast Special which will leave Ernakulam Junction at 7pm on September 5 and 12 and arrive Chennai Central at 7.45am the next day.
Train 06345 Chennai Central – Ernakulam Junction Superfast Special will leave Chennai Central at 9pm on September 6 and 13 and arrive at Ernakulam Junction at 8.30 am the next day. The trains will stop at Aluva, Thrisur, Ottapalam, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi and Arakkonam. Train No.06346 will stop at Perambur also; train No.06345 will stop at Ernakulam town also.
Train 06745 Chennai Central – Tirunelveli special will leave Chennai Central at 3.15pm on September 13 and arrive at Tirunelveli at 11am the next day. The train will stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Gudiyattam, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Neyyattinkara, Kulitturai, Eraniel, Nagercoil town and Valliyur.
Trains via Salem, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Mohanur and Karur are: Train 06746 Tirunelveli – Chennai Central special will leave Tirunelveli at 6pm on September 12 and arrive at Chennai Central at 8.30am the next day. The train will stop at Vanchi Maniyachchi, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Mohanur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi, Arakkonam and Perambur.
Advance reservation for the above trains commenced on August 28.
Why no trains from Bangalore to Kerala? Are these people completely corrupt? Private travels are looting people like anything. Even AIRAVAT has put special bus on September 13th. Private travels like SRS Travels, Suresh Kallada and other local travels have doubled the rates. SRS Travels have doubled the rate with no value addition. They are just taking advantage of the holidays, and Keralites in Bangalore have a tough time traveling to native because of these unfair rates. Nobody is there to find a solution for these.