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"

Saturday 11 April 2015

Mini-shelters at Edappally rly stn before monsoon

Railway authorities are planning to construct five mini-shelters at Edappally station's second platform before the onset of monsoon. The shelters -each five-metre-long -will be constructed by the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) at Edappally as part of its corporate social responsibility programme. The distance between each shelter, costing around Rs 80,000, will be around 20m.
Passengers have been demanding shelters for quite some time. When it rained last week, commuters had to run helter-shelter as there was no shelter on the second platform.
“The sketch of the shelter will be will be handed over to divisional headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram for approval. Work will begin once the divisional railway manager gives his approval. We will inspect the quality of materials that will be used for construction.The work will be monitored by a railway senior section engineer. The shelters will also have chairs fixed on the ground,“ said railway area manager (Ernakulam) Rajesh Chandran.
“However, the extension of platforms and foot overbridge will take more time,“ said sources. Entry from the second entrance to the station will also be delayed as all these works require sanction from higher authorities. Meanwhile, passengers welcomed the development stating that their efforts to improve the facilities at the station are turning fruitful. “ After we held a dharna at Edappally demanding better transport facilities, district authorities started a bus service from Edappally station to Vyttila at 9.05am,“ said R D Manikandan, convener of Edappally railway passengers association. The Edappally Vikasana Samiti had recently organized a public meeting urging the railway , civic body , Greater Cochin Development Authority and non-governmental organizations to come together to develop Edappally as a satellite railway station.
(Times of India dt 12-4-2015)

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