Kerala likely to get 3 special trains soon
Kollam: Kerala is likely to get three special trains to Chennai and Delhi soon. It is reported that the official order regarding this will be released soon. Thiruvananthapuram - Delhi Kerala express, Thiruvananthapuram - Chennai and Mangalore - Chennai will be the new trains. The service of the new trains may start next week.
There were complaints that when 86 new trains were allotted in the country, Kerala was not even allowed one train. The decision to cancel the Jan Shatabdi and Venad Express in the state was also controversial. Although this decision was reversed later, no new trains were alloted to the state.
Railways stated that new trains will be allotted if there is more than 25 percent of passengers in the state. Railways also stated that more number of stops will be increased for the trains, if the state demands it.
Meanwhile, many trains are running without adequate passenegrs in Kerala. But, in states like Tamil Nadu, the reservation status of passengers, other than in AC compartments, goes to the waiting.
Discussions have been held with the General Manager of Southern Railways to allot more trains in the state. He assured that 3 trains will be started by next week in Kerala. The number of passengers are low in Kerala as there are limited stops in special trains. More stops can be allowed if health workers are deployed in more stations. The government has to take care of this, said PK Krishnadas, Chairman of Passenger Amenities Committee.