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Both trains would be formally flagged off by the Railway Minister, Nitish Kumar, at Vijayawada on August 26.
The Jan Shatabdi train no 2077 will leave Chennai Egmore at 6.45 a.m. and arrive at Vijayawada at 1.35 p.m. In the return direction the train no. 2078 will leave Vijayawada at 2.30 p.m. and arrive at Chennai Egmore at 9.20 p.m.
It will have one AC chair car, six II class sitting and two second class-cum-luggage coaches. The train will stop at Sulurpet, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Chirala and Tenali. Regular services will commence on August 27 (Tuesday), although on subsequent Tuesdays from September 3, there will be no service from either end.
New EMU service to Nellore
The new main line EMU Service from Chennai Central to Nellore will leave Chennai at 10 a.m. and arrive at Nellore at 2 p.m. In the return direction, it will depart from Nellore at 2.35 p.m. and reach Chennai Central at 6.35 p.m. The trains will have two motor coaches and six trailer coaches and will stop at all stations between Chennai Central and Nellore. Consequently, the EMU local service leaving Gummidipoondi at 11.25 a.m. and arriving at Chennai Central at 12.45 p.m. will be cancelled.
On the inaugural day, it will leave Nellore at 12.05 p.m. and arrive at Chennai at 3.35 p.m. Regular services will commence on August 27.
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