In view of the completion of 50 years of service of Pandian express connecting Madurai – Chennai Egmore, the Southern Railways (SR) is conducting an essay writing and video competition on “Journey by Pandian Express”. The train service was wheeled from Madurai to Chennai Egmore on October 1, 1969.Southern Railway will be celebrating ‘Golden Jubilee’ of Pandian express on October 1, 2019, along with rail users and railfans.

SR is organizing the competitions based on the journey experience as a passenger on the train. The essay is limited to 500 words.For the video format, it should not be more than 90 seconds. The video should have up to 60 seconds on the experience in Pandian Express and up to 30 seconds on their views about UTS mobile app.

Entries can be sent by to pandianexpress1969@gmail.com or dropped in the box placed at the Madurai divisional office till September 25.The best entries will be entitled with a memento. According to a press statement, the railways have planned the competitions with the view to improve passenger services on the basis of experiences shared by the common man.