Trivandrum: A heritage steam run sequence reminiscing the primitive era of train service was organised in Thiruvananthapuram division on 07 February 2019 with the chartered run of a heritage train hauled by EIR 21, the world’s oldest running steam engine, from Nagercoil Jn. to Kanniyakumari.
The special heritage train was chartered for international tourists. The train left Nagercoil Jn. at 15.55 hrs and chugged through the serene coastal plains towards Kanniyakumari which is significantly the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent and Indian Railways. The foreign tourists were elated at the experience.
Shirish Kumar Sinha, Divisional Railway Manager, Thiruvananthapuram Division; P Jayakumar, Additional Divisional Railway Manager; Dr. Rajesh Chandran, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager; Mohammed Shameem, Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer; and other branch officers were present on the occasion.
Two heritage steam run services in the section will commence for all rail enthusiasts and heritage fans on 09th and 10th February 2019 (Saturday & Sunday), scheduled to leave Nagercoil Jn. station at 10.30 hrs. on both days. Ticket fares for the one-way service (Nagercoil Jn. to Kanniyakumari) will be Foreign National – Rs 1,500/-, Indian National (Adult) – Rs 750/-, Child Age Below 12 years to 05 years – Rs 500/- and Child below 5 years – Free (Parent should have booked ticket). A limited number of seats are available in the train on a first come – first served basis. Advanced booking facility is available at Nagercoil Jn station. Due to limited seating capacity, only 40 passengers can avail tickets per day.
Kerala Rail News