Mangaluru: To clear extra rush hour of passengers, the railways shall operate the first of their weekly clone trains via Mangaluru junction between Okha-Ernakulam-Okha. This clone train will replicate the original special train.
A release from Southern and Konkan Railway stated that the clone trains will primarily be trains with 3-tier AC coaches and will be running ahead of the already operating special trains.
The clone trains come with a composition of two AC 3-tier coaches, 11 sleeper class coaches, four general second class coaches and two luggage cum brake vans.
The weekly clone special fare special train no. 06438 Ernakulam Jn-Okha, will start at Ernakulam Jn at 7.35 pm on Sundays from February 14 to April 25 and will reach Okha at 4.40 pm on the third day.
In the return direction, the weekly clone special fare special train no. 06437 Okha-Ernakulam Jn will leave Okha at 6.45 am on Wednesdays, from February 14 to April 28, and reach Ernakulam at 11.55 pm the second day.
Aluva, Thrissur, Shoranur Jn., Pattambi, Kuttipuram, Tirur, Parappanangadi, Kozhikode, Quilandi, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad, Kasaragod, Mangaluru Jn., Surathkal, Udupi, Kundapur, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Bhatkal, Honnavar, Karwar, Madgaon Jn., Thivim, Kankavali, Ratnagiri, Mangaon, Panvel, Bhiwandi Road, Vasai Road, Vapi, Valsad, Surat, Ankleshwar, Vadodara Jn., Anand Jn., Ahmedabad Jn., Surendranagar, Rajkot Jn. Jamnagar, Khambhaliya and Dwarka stations, will be the commercial stops.