Union Minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the service of the train at Punalur.
The Palaruvi Express train (No. 16791) will start at 3.25 am from Punalur and reach Palakkad at 1.20 pm daily. The train will reach Kollam at 4.40 am, Ernakulam North at 9.35 am.
The return service Palakkad - Punalur Palaruvi express will start at 4 pm from Palakkad and reach Punalur at 1.20 am on the next day. In between the train will reach Ernakulam at 7.05 pm and Kollam at 11.25 pm.
The train will have 11 coaches and will have stoppages at Avaneeswaram, Kottarakkara, Ezhukone, Kundara, Perinad, Mundrothuruth, Sasthamkotta, Ochira, Kayamkulam, Mavelikkara, Cheriyanad, Chengannur, Thiruvalla, Changanassery, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Thrissur, Ottapalam, and Palakkad.
The Palaruvi express is expected to reduce the congestion in the daily run Venad Express from Trivandrum to Shoranur.