After the announcement of relaxation in lockdown restrictions, the railways granted permission for travelling without reservation upto 40 per cent to 50 per cent in express trains.
Ever since Kottayam station started, this will be the first time that an express service has begun in Kottayam’s name.
With the doubling of tracks, more express trains can be started from Kottayam.
Compared to 72 berths in a sleeper coach, this new AC coach will have 83 berths, but the number of berths in a coupe will remain the same.
The truck driver has been seriously injured in the accident.