Mumbai: The Netravati Express and the Matsyagandha Express connecting Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru with Lokmanya Tilak Terminus will be conducting services only till Panvel for the next one month, said Railway authorities.
According to a press release issued by Central Railway, the services have been shifted to Panvel from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Kurla as a temporary measure considering the ongoing renovation at the terminal station.
However, the decision would cause much inconvenience to thousands of travellers, including Keralites, who depend on these trains. Travellers from Kerala to Mumbai who could earlier alight at Kurla and Thane would now have to get down at Panvel and look for other means to reach their destinations. Meanwhile, passengers who could board the trains from Kurla and Thane would be forced to travel to Panvel in order to travel south.
New timings of Netravati
The Thiruvananthapuram Central-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Netravati Express (no: 16346) will terminate its service at Panvel till December 11 this year.
Consequently, the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Thiruvananthapuram Central Netravati Express (no: 16345) will be starting the trip from Panvel at 12.55 pm up to December 13.
The Mangaluru Central-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Matsyagandha Express (no: 12620) also will end the service at Panvel till December 11.
Similarly, the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Mangaluru Central Matsyagandha Express (no: 12619) will be departing from Panvel at 4.33 pm till December 12.