Kozhikode

More amenities planned at Thrissur railway station

The Thrissur station is getting a facelift with an air-conditioned rest room.   | Photo Credit: K_K_Najeeb

Good news for passengers who are forced to wait for trains braving the heat and dust at the Thrissur railway station.

An air-conditioned rest room was opened at the station on Wednesday, one of the major railway stations in the central Kerala.

Passengers can make use of the facility at ₹20 for an hour. The rest room for upper class travellers at the station has been transformed to an air-conditioned room for all.

More amenities

The round-the-clock hall, maintained with the cooperation of the Kudumbasree Mission, will have facilities such as free Wi-Fi facility, TV, toilet, and library. Tea and coffee will be served at the hall. There will be facility for entertainment for children too.

The maintenance charge has been given for Kudumbasree as part of railway’s policy to encourage voluntary organisers and entrepreneurs, officials said.

As such a facility implemented in Ernakulam was accepted by the passengers, railways decided to extend the service in Thrissur too, which is an A-1 category station.

Meanwhile, the Poonkunnam railway station will get an amount of ₹1.5 crore for its development activities.

While Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar, who is also the Thrissur MLA, allotted ₹50 lakh from his local development fund, C.N. Jaydevan, MP, sanctioned ₹50 lakh from his development fund for building a station building. Railways are also expected to allocate another ₹50 lakh for the project, according to official sources.

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