The Tirunelveli-Madurai-Chennai route, one of the nine Vande Bharat lines that the prime minister inaugurated on Sunday. It is the first train that connects the southern regions along with the state capital.
According to Southern Railway, the train will run six days a week, every day. But on Tuesday it will take 7.50 hours to travel 653 kilometres. It will leave Tirunelveli every day at 6 am, and the train will reach the last location at 2:50 pm. Before reaching Chennai Egmore, the stops include Tambaram Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchirappalli, and Villupuram junctions.
The service is anticipated to benefit professionals, especially businesses, and enhance tourism in the Tirunelveli-Madurai region. The first intra-state Vande Bharat service, which runs between the western industrial city of Coimbatore and Chennai and travels 500 kilometres in 5.50 hours, was inaugurated by the prime minister in April of this year.
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The Tirunelveli-Madurai-Chennai route, one of the nine Vande Bharat lines that the prime minister inaugurated on Sunday, is the first such train to link the southern regions with the state capital.