Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Railways on Tuesday announced 51 special trains for Kerala to cater to the additional rush of passengers during the upcoming Christmas-New Year season.
In a statement, Southern Railway has announced 17 special train services to different parts of Kerala for Christmas and New Year.
“Apart from the special trains notified by Southern Railway, other zonal railways have notified a total of 34 services to Kerala: 22 special trains by South Central Railway, eight special trains by South Western Railway and four special trains by East Coast Railway. “. he said
With this, a total of 51 special trains will be launched serving the state of Kerala during the Christmas/New Year season, the release said.
These special trains will be used from December 22, 2022 to January 2, 2023.
Earlier, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor criticized the Ministry of Railways for ignoring people’s demand for more trains during the season and sought Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw’s intervention in the matter.
“Keralites are surprised that Indian Railway has not announced any special trains this year for the annual Christmas/New Year rush. With the large number of people living and working outside the state this need has always been recognized! What happened, AshwiniVaishnaw,” Tharoor. he tweeted.