Train service in Karaikudi – Pattukottai section was closed for guage conversion in 2012. With around six years over, the 76-km section between Pattukkottai and Karaikudi was completed in all aspects and mandatory inspection was carried out clearing the decks for operation of train service. On Friday, the Railways operated a one-day special train on train basis from Karaikudi to Pattukkottai via Aranthangi and Peravurani. The DEMU train service left Karaikudi at 10 a.m. and reached Pattukkottai at 12.40 pm. In the return direction, the special passenger train left Pattukkottai at 3 p.m. and reached Karaikudi by 6 pm. The Passengers in this route felt the joy to see train in the newly laid BG.