The train ticket reservation on occasion of pongal holiday was started on 13/11/2013. In all major railway stations, offline and online windows are opened for passengers to make advance reservations for 12/01/2014 and 13/01/2014.
with in half an hour of time all southbound trains including nellai express, pandiyan express and guruvayur express tickets got sold out. As usual majority of the tickets are booked online. The passengers in the offilne are got frustrated due to huge waiting list.
All the passenger are looking for the announcement from southern railways on pongal special train from chennai to all southern parts of tamilnadu includes madurai, trichy, salem and coimbatore on 12/01/2014 and 13/01/2014.