Bhubaneswar, Jun 22: As announced in last Railway Budget for running of a weekly express train to Chennai from Shalimar and to provide better facilities to the commuters, Railways have decided to introduce a new train between Shalimar & Chennai w.e.f. from 23rd June 2012 from Shalimar & w.e.f. 25th June 2012 from Chennai.
On the inaugural run, Shalimar-Chennai-Shalimar weekly Express will be inaugurated from Shalimar and will run as a special train on open fast timings towards Chennai. However, the regular service of 22825/22826 Shalimar-Chennai-Shalimar weekly Super Fast Express will commence from Shalimar w.e.f. 3rd July’12 & from Chennai w.e.f. 5th July’2012.
22825 Shalimar-Chennai weekly Super Fast Express will leave Shalimar on every Tuesday at 12.20hrs and will arrive at Chennai at 17.00hrs on the next day. In the return direction, 22826 Chennai-Shalimar weekly Super Fast Express will leave Chennai on every Thursday at 16.15hrs and will arrive at Shalimar at 21.30hrs on the next day.
This train has One AC-2 tier, 02 AC-3 tiers, 09 Sleeper Classes, 04 General Second Class Coaches and 02 Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppage at Bhadrak, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam in East Coast Railway jurisdiction between Shalimar & Chennai.