Workers dismantled the railway coach of Ratnachal Express at the Foreman Bungalow in Vijayawada. Ratnachal Express was torched during the kapu reservations agitation in Tuni in East Godavari District.
Ratnachal Express has a history of 19 years. The train will travel across 12 major stations, from Vijayawada to Vizag. It carries almost 5000 passengers everyday and collects Rs.6 lakh every day. The train starts at 6.05 AM every day from Vijayawada, and passes through Nuzvid, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Nidadavolu, Rajamundry, Samarlakota, Ananvaram, Tuni, Anakapalli, Duvvada and reaches Visakhapatnam by 12.15 PM. And in return, it starts at 12.40 PM from Vizag and reaches Vijayawada by 6.30 PM. Passengers are very comfortable with the train timings and also the duration as the travel time is just 6 hours.