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Train No.16853/16854 Cholan Express is operated via Main line for several years.  It was operated with second class sitting coaches in the erstwhile Meter Gauge Section.  After gauge conversion, it's services were resumed after prolonged demand by the rail users, but with sleeper class coaches.  Five second class chair car coaches which were attached in this train after continuous demand was later reduced to two.  Since the train was operated with the borrowed coaches of Chennai Egmore - Mangalore express which runs via chord line, Southern Railway expressed its inability to run it with chair car coaches.

Now to suit the convenience of operating another two sets of chord line trains namely Pandian Express and Rockfort express, new LHB coaches are put into operation for the day time Cholan Express. with full Sleeper class coaches. 

The 3 General second class  and 2 reserved chaircar coaches are now replaced with one Third AC, two Second AC and one AC First class coaches.

This action of Southern Railway is forcing the rail users to pay more for a day travel. 

Please sign this petition to request the Railway Authorities to operate Cholan (day) Express with Chair car coaches.


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