Jamshedpur, Aug. 21: After remaining cancelled for two days the Tata-Alleppey Express started its journey from Tatanagar railway station this evening but, the train is expected to be short-terminated at Chennai as it will not travel till Alleppey because of floods at Kerala. The train that strated its journey had no passengers for Alleppey located in flood-ravaged Kerala.
The train from Tatanagar remained cancelled on August 18 and 19 due to cancellation of the return rake from Alleppey. The Alleppey-Tata Express which originated from Chennai arrived at Tatanagar today at around 10.30 am. All passengers in the 11 coaches train were either from Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Jharsuguda or Sambalpur.
The train which left for Alleppey this evening too had passengers for various destinations – Katpadi, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Coimbatore, Vijayawada, and Jharsuguda.
Meanwhile, in order to carry relief materials, South Eastern Railway will run two special trains to Kerala . The special trains will run from Shalimar to Thiruvananthapuram and from Santragachi to Ernakulam via Kharagpur on August 21 and 22 respectively.