Speed Test on Virudhunagar-Vanchimaniyachi-Tuticorin & Vanchimaniyachi-Tirunelveli done

मदुरै Madurai (MDU): With the completion of the electrification works in Virudhunagar – Vanchimaniyachchi – Tuticorin and Vanchimaniyachchi – Tirunelveli sections, the Commissioner of Railway Safety, Bangalore conducted a high speed trial run in the sections today.

The special train, hauled by an electric locomotive, left Virudhunagar at 10.15 hrs to reach Tuticorin at 11.55 hrs and after leaving Tuticorin at 12.30 hrs it reached Tirunelveli at 13.20 hrs, a Southern Railway press release said.

After the Commissioner of Rail Safety gives his approval of the Railway Electrification based on the reports of the speed trials, regular services of express and passenger trains will be introduced in the section in a phased manner.