After 8 Years Of Waiting, First Train Was Run On Haripad- Ambalappuzha Double Rail
Haripad – Ambalappuzha double rail construction was started 8 years ago (January 12, 2012). Approximately 23 hectare land was taken for the construction. It was inaugurated by chief signal and telecommunication engineer Nagendra Prasad. It was allowed to run up to 100 kilometer, but it was run on 80 kilometer speed as it was the first run. Trivandrum = Guruvayur intercity express was selected for the first run. The journey started at 8.15 PM. It took 32 minutes to reach Ambalappuzha from Haripad. As if it was inaugurated, it will take four more months to get in to service as it take takes time to increase the height of double rail.