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Thanjavur MP submits wish list to railways

MP K. Parasuraman and Tiruchi Divisional Railway Manager A.K. Agarwal holding discussion in Thanjavur on Friday.— PHOTO: R.M. RAJARATHINAM

MP K. Parasuraman and Tiruchi Divisional Railway Manager A.K. Agarwal holding discussion in Thanjavur on Friday.— PHOTO: R.M. RAJARATHINAM  

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A slew of facilities sought ahead of Mahamaham 2016

Thanjavur MP K. Parasuraman has placed a slew of demands before the Southern Railway to improve facilities at Thanjavur railway junction ahead of the Mahamaham festival slated in February 2016.

In a memorandum to the Tiruchi Divisional Railway Manager, Mr. Parasuraman said the Mahamaham festival at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district was expected to attract five million pilgrims, a large number of whom would travel by train.

In view of the festival, the railways should carry out a host of works at Thanjavur junction for passengers. The memorandum said toilet and drinking water facilities should be provided on platforms 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Seeking the construction of a second class passenger waiting room on platform 1, the memorandum said all platforms should be provided with digital boards.

Extension of existing subway up to platforms 4 and 5, construction of a multi-storied two-wheeler parking centre, opening of PRS counters at Thiruvaiyar, Orathanadu, Budalur and Adhiramapattinam and provision of lighting at the station entrance were among the other demands.

The MP wanted extension of the Tirunelveli – Tiruchi Intercity Express up to Thanjavur, extension of Howrah – Tiruchi Express up to Velankanni and extension of Palakkad – Tiruchi passenger up to Thanjavur.

The Divisional Railway Manager, A.K. Agarwal, inspected the Thanjavur railway junction on Friday to ascertain the facilities at the station.

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