The train departs from Chennai at 4.30 am and reaches Kozhikode at 3.20 pm. Christmas Vande Bharat will have a stop in Palakkad, Shornur and Tirur districts where traffic is high. The authorities have not clarified whether the service will continue forever. The number of passengers traveling from Chennai to Kerala and back is high. The number of passengers will be high during festivals. In this situation, the Christmas special Vande Bharat was granted to the passengers.
A special Vande Bharat service is being run from Chennai to Kottayam for the Sabarimala pilgrims due to the ongoing rush at Sabarimala. Due to the high number of passengers, it is difficult to get tickets in the trains.
Vande Bharat operates Chennai – Kottayam route targeting Sabarimala pilgrims. The train service in the first phase is till 25 A four-day service has been announced on 15, 17, 22 and 24. Due to the arrival of special days including Makaravilak, there is a situation where the traffic in Sabarila is getting worse.
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