Lack of infrastructure at Mangalore Central rail station

The prolonged detention of some of the Mangalore-bound trains in the outer of the busy Mangalore Central railway station puts rail passengers to severe hardship, the Kasaragod District Social Organisation has said. The forum has submitted a memorandum to Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, urging him to look into the issue.

In the memorandum, general secretary of the forum Mattummal Hassan said that some trains were made to halt outside the Netravati bridge, near Mangalore, for over an hour for want of track clearance at the saturated Mangalore station.

With just three platforms in use for passenger traffic, the Mangalore Central station, from where 36 train services operated everyday, was congested. The Railway authorities should take steps to reduce congestion, he said pointing out that a critically ill patient had died recently as he could not reach the hospital in time.

  • Trains detained at outer of station for up to an hour

  • Only three platforms in use for passenger traffic