Tag: rail development

Letter to the Railway Minister (Shifting Kerala trains from Bengalaru to Banaswadi station)

Dear Shri. Piyush Goyal Ji,

I write this to draw your kind attention to the hardships that would be encountered by the passengers on account of the proposed shifting of originating station of four Kerala-bound trains from Bangalore City/ Yeshwantpur to Banaswadi.

More than five lakh Malayalees live in Bangalore, most of them employees of IT sector, Hospitals, students and traders, who basically depend on trains, since bus fares are comparatively on the higher side and bus travel inconvenient to relatively the aged and the sick. (more…)

Letter to the Prime Minister (Trivandrum Railway Division issue)

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

I would like to bring to your kind attention to the critical issues related to rail development in the State and the urgency for formation of the Peninsular Railway Zone with headquarters at Ernakulam to speed up ongoing projects as well as those in the pipeline.

As you are aware that Kerala has inadequate rail infrastructure and with the railways not able to make the required investment, the state has incorporated a joint venture company with 51:49 equity with railways. With the zonal office located in Chennai, the decision making has been slow and many projects like Rapid Rail transit system, Thalassery-Mysore, Angamaly-Sabari, Guruvayoor-Thirunavaya and the coach factory at Palakkad are pending for a very long time. (more…)

Letter to the Minister of Railways

Dear Shri. Suresh Prabhuji,

I would like to bring to your kind attention to the critical issues related to rail development in the State and the urgency for formation of the Peninsular Railway Zone with headquarters at Ernakulam to speed up ongoing projects as well as those in the pipeline.

As you are aware that Kerala has inadequate rail infrastructure and with the railways not able to make the required investment, the state has incorporated a joint venture company with 51:49 equity with railways. With the zonal office located in Chennai, the decision making has been slow and many projects like Rapid Rail transit system, Thalassery-Mysore, Angamaly-Sabari, Guruvayoor-Thirunavaya and the coach factory at Palakkad are pending for a very long time. (more…)