Indian Railways is most likely to pull chains on India’s shortest route passenger train, less than a week after its introduction.
Reason: The train doesn’t have enough passengers to fuel its operations.
About the train: It runs twice a day between Cochin Harbour Terminus (CHT) and Ernakulam Junction. The train covers 9 km in 50 minutes.
S.K Sinha, the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) said, “This was a trial run between CHT and Ernakulam Junction. We were reviewing the service and we are actually planning to cancel the service. If there are no takers for it, what’s the use of running it? Less than 15 tickets are sold in a day.”
“The other day, we completed a run with two people. The day before that, I think there were 4 people. It’s a joke is what it is,” he also added.
PC: India Times