Southern Railway (SR) will launch the Humsafar weekly express train connecting Bhagat Ki Kothi in Rajasthan and Tambaram.
The 16-coach AC-3 tier train will leave Bhagat Ki Kothi at 1300 hrs on May 14 and reach Tambaram at 1000 hrs on Wednesday.
The train would have stoppages at Jodhpur, Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Kota, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Bina, Bhopal, Itarsi, Nagpur, Balharshah, Warangal, Vijayawada, Gudur and Chennai Egmore.
Despite the huge demand, the Chennai-Jaipur-Jodhpur route has only five weekly trains, including Chennai-Jaipur Superfast Express, Chennai Egmore-Jodhpur SF Weekly Express and Mannargudi-Bhagat Ki Kothi Weekly Express. The section witnesses a demand throughout the year.
The introduction of Humsafar Express is expected to provide a huge relief for Jaipur and Jodhpur-bound passengers.
“The AC weekly express from Tambaram to Bhagat Ki Kothi will be operated on Fridays, while the train on its return journey will run on Wednesdays,” official sources said.