Parasuram Express

The Parasuram Express is an express train run by Indian Railways connecting Mangalore, Karnataka with Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu.

Parasuram Express
Overview
First service17 July 2012; 9 years ago (2012-07-17) (extended to Nagercoil Junction) [1]
Current operator(s)Southern Railway
Route
StartMangalore Central(MAQ)
Stops50
EndNagercoil Junction(NCJ)
Distance travelled705 km (438 mi)
Average journey time15 hours 50 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)16649 / 16650
On-board services
Class(es)Three AC Chair Car coaches, 3 Second Sitting coaches, 12 unreserved coaches, Pantry car coach, 2 SLR coaches
Seating arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesYes
Observation facilitiesLarge windows
Technical
Rolling stock7
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Route map
Parasuram Express Route map

HistoryEdit

The train (Train No: 49/50) was initially run between Cochin and Shoranur. The train was later extended to Trivandrum and Mangalore Central on both sides. In 2012 the train was again extended to Nagarcoil.[1]

Route & HaltsEdit

It runs, Manglore Central via Kasaragod, Kannur Main, Kozhikode Main, Shoranur, Thrissur, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Kayamkulam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Parassala to Nagercoil Jn.

LocomotiveEdit

Both trains are hauled by an Erode / Arakkonam-based WAP-4 locomotive or Royapuram-based WAP-7 locomotive on its entire journey.

Schedule & TimingEdit

The train no.16650 starts from Nagarcoil at 04:15 AM and reaches Mangalore Central at 21:00 PM. In the return direction the train no: 16649 leaves Mangalore Central at 05:05 AM and reaches Nagarcoil at 21:25 PM. The train runs via ShoranurKottayam route. [2][3]

As the average speed of the train is lower than 55 km/h (34 mph), as per Indian Railways rules, its fare doesn't include a Superfast surcharge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Parasuram Express extended". The Hindu. 12 July 2012.
  2. ^ "16650/Parasuram Express–Nagercoil to Mangalore SR/Southern Zone–Railway Enquiry". Rail info.
  3. ^ "16649/Parasuram Express – Mangalore to Trivandrum SR/Southern Zone – Railway Enquiry". Rail info.