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Friday, October 13, 2006

Tickets for special trains sold out

Tickets for special trains, to be operated by Southern Railway to clear the rush during Deepawali and Ramzan, sold out within an hour after the counters opened.

Southern Railway has planned to run special trains between Chennai and Tuticorin, includes two services to Tuticorin from Chennai between October 18 and 24.

The booking, which began 8 a.m. was over by 9 a.m. Each train has a huge wait-list.Many passengers who arrived an hour later were disappointed, as they could get only waitlisted tickets. They suspected that travel agents would have booked the tickets with the alleged connivance of counter staff to sell them at a premium on the date of departure. However, railway officials said the agents were given the same treatment as normal passengers.

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