Thrissur Railway Passengers' Association, TRPA is the confluence of all the stake holders who are interested in the development of Railway facilities in and around Thrissur. Naturally, all the people who avail Railway facilities from Thrissur and other neighbouring stations are automatically the members of this association. Due to the historic reasons, commuters from Thrissur towards Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Palakkad sides form the active group. TRPA always stands for meeting the public demands and this process is well supported by Railway Men, Political Leaders and the Media in Thrissur. The tireless efforts by TRPA in achieving the long standing basic requirements of Thrissur are well recognised and appreciated by one and all. TRPA is committed to continue its service to the society at large, cutting across all divisions. "Our prime focus is on the sustainable improvement of rail service in the country to world class levels with special emphasis on Thrissur"

Friday 6 December 2013

Passenger trains are a pity: Report

Kochi: The advocate commissioner, appointed by the Ernakulam district Consumer Redressal Forum, has stated in the report submitted to the forum that the condition of the coaches of the Ernakulam-Alappuzha and Alappuzha-Ernakulam passenger trains were pitiable and below standard. 
    The advocate commissioner, Joseph Rony Jose, was appointed by the forum on a petition filed by Right to Information activist D B Binu. The petitioner stated in his complaint that essential facilities were not provided in the train. 
    In a bid to examine issues 
raised by the complainant, the advocate commissioner travelled in the train both in the morning and evening hours. In the report, the advocate commissioner stated that the coaches seemed like dirty cages. 
    The commission noticed that coaches were not maintained properly, toilets were not clean, there were no water pipes in certain coaches and fans were not functioning in a few others. “The condition of coaches is deplorable to such an extent that an immediate intervention of the railway authorities is warranted,” said the report. The commissioner noted that trains were heavily crowded. Though one-third of the passengers were women, the train had only two ladies compartments.

(Times of India Kochi dt 6-12-2013)
(Malayala Manorama Kochi dt 7-12-2013)

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