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"

Thursday 6 November 2014

Declaration not required for renewal

(Mathrubhumi dt 7-11-2014)
Declaration not necessary for renewing season tickets
The railway has done away with the practice of insisting on declaration forms while renewing season tickets. The declaration, however, will have to be submitted when the season ticket is bought for the first time.
Besides providing details like address, father’s name and purpose of journey among other personal information, commuters will have to declare in the form that the railway has the authority to cancel or not renew the season ticket if the holder violates any railway rule. TOI had demanded in its various reports to discontinue the practice.
Commuters have also been demanding an end to the practice. “This is a senseless exercise. If they are keen to have details of commuters, they should maintain a record when the forms are submitted for the first time,” Thrissur railway passengers association general secretary P Krishnakumar said.
The railway itself had maintained that its officials hardly go through the forms stacked up in cupboards.
The order to this effect was issued on Thursday. The railway had recently stopped the practice of insisting on a photocopy of the identity card while renewing the season tickets.
Officials said instances of misuse of season tickets had come down after declaration forms were made mandatory.
“Passengers cannot travel more than 150 km with a season ticket but we have come across instances of people buying separate season tickets to travel beyond the stipulated distance. Most of them were traders and courier boys,” a senior official from the Thiruvananthapuram railway division said.
(PV Shyam, Times of India dt 7-11-2014)

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