Additional train services sought from Tuticorin

Staff Reporter

Tuticorin: The members of Tuticorin District Passengers Welfare Association in association with the Consumer Rights Protection Association, staged a demonstration in front of the railway station here on Sunday, demanding additional train services.

The agitating protestors alleged that Tuticorin was being neglected despite its potentiality. The Tuticorin-Coimbatore link express train service should be made operational as it was announced during the budget session.

More importantly, the members stressed the need for introducing train services from Tuticorin to Madurai during daytime.

“Since a large number of people are plying between these two districts on a daily basis, the authorities concerned have to work out modalities,” M. Piramnayagam, secretary, Passengers Welfare Association, said.

Moreover, they placed demands for an additional train to Chennai from Tuticorin via Tiruchi, Thanjavur and Mayiladuthurai. The bogies should be added in the Pearl City express, which is bound for Chennai from here, to clear the rush.

“As for now, the express train has 20 bogies and four more bogies are required. Since the Pearl City Express train is the only rail communication for passengers to reach Chennai from Tuticorin, they have been depending on it largely,” he said.

A petition seeking to fulfil these demands was given to S.R. Jayadurai, MP, Tuticorin.

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