The Youth Congress organised a candlelight protest in front of the Kazhakuttam railway station on Sunday against the continued neglect towards the station’s development.
Councillor Prathibha Jayakumar, who led the protest, said that trains through the Alappuzha route should have stops at the station, considering the large number of Technopark employees residing in the area.
She also requested Railways to speed up developmental works at the station.
Kazhakuttam station name shall be changed as KAZHAKUTTAM IT PARK STATION . IT industries should be contributed amount for development of this station and all trains should be had a stoppages of 2 minutes.
While IT employees might be staying close by, it does not make sens e to have all trains stop at the stations. At least for a start few can be considered.The only time when the crowd will really be boarding and alighting might be predominantly on Fridays and Sundays when they would be going to their native place and be back on Monday.
A similar request had come sometime back from some empployee association forum in Bangalore [Electronic city area] wherein they wanted trains to stop at a station Heelalige. But it was rejected outright as you would not expect the same passenger traffic everyday.
Seven express trains have been provided temporary stoppage at the Kazhakuttam railway station on an experimental basis from Saturday.
Railways said the stoppage was allowed following demand from commuters and other quarters, and would be for a period of six months.
The departure timings (in brackets) from the Kazhakuttam station of the trains are as follows: Train No. 16649 Mangalore Central-Nagercoil Parasuram Express (5.54 p.m.), Train No. 16650 Nagercoil-Mangalore Central Parasuram Express (6.38 a.m.), and Train No. 16526 Bangalore-Kanyakumari Island Express (2.38 p.m.).
Couldn't they spare the Island Express? It is at the receiving end of everyone.
Parasu,island and malabar are at the receiving end everytime...:D