COIMBATORE: The Blue Mountain Express is expected to commence operations between Mettupalayam and Madurai soon. Southern Railwayofficials have sent a proposal in this regard to the railway board headquarters.
The plan to start the service to Madurai was unveiled when the divisional railway manager U Subbarao visited the Mettupalayam station recently.
“We conducted a survey and came to know about the public demand for a train between Mettupalayam and Madurai,” an official with the Salem railway division said.
The Blue Mountain Express, which runs between Mettupalayam and Chennai, presently lies idle at the Mettupalayam railway station during the daytime.