Demands revised timetable

S. Ulhas Kumar, president of the Railway Passengers Association, has said the approach of the railway authorities to passengers is similar to what it was during the British Raj.

He was inaugurating a dharna by the RPA in front of the Punalur railway station on Wednesday demanding a revised timetable for trains running on the Kollam-Punalur section.

He said it is the duty of the railways to ensure the security of passengers. In Kerala, the railways should show more responsibility since ticket-less travel in the State was negligible compared to the other States.

He said the RPA would launch an agitation if the railways did not take steps to ensure the security of passengers. RPA leaders Paravur Sajeeb, J. Gopakumar, Biju K. Mathew and Chidara Arun Sankar spoke.

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