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 28 June 2018

Genuine issue to be addressed

(Deccan Chronicle dt 30-6-2018)
(Malayala Manorama dt 30-6-2018)
(Mathrubhumi dt 29-6-2018)
(Malayala Manorama dt 29-6-2018)

Stops for Antyodaya

(The Hindu dt 29-6-2018)

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Consultant to prepare DPR for cost-sharing rail projects soon

Decks are getting cleared for the preparation of detailed project report (DPR) of the viable projects for the further development of railway corridor on a cost-sharing basis between Railways and State through Kerala Railway Development Corporation Ltd (KRDCL).
International engineering and consulting groups engaged in the field of rail and urban transport alone and partnering firms in the country have come forward to prepare the DPRs for the KRDCL, a special purpose vehicle floated in January 2017 to execute viable rail projects on a 51:49 cost-sharing basis.
Hyderabad-based R.V. Associates and INECO of Spain, Delhi Integrated Multi-mode Transit Systems (DIMTS) and Geodata of Italy, Germany’s Ramboll and PricewaterhouseCoopers and Systra of Paris are those who have responded to the expression of interest (EOI) floated by the KRDCL.
“From these four firms/tie-ups, one will be selected as general consultant to prepare the DPR for the prioritised projects. The selection will be on the basis of the technical bid that will be opened on June 30,” a top KRDCL official told The Hindu.
The selected consultant will also be tasked to carry out the survey and extend technical support for the future cost-sharing railway projects. The appointment of the consultant will be after getting the nod of the KRDCL chaired by the Chief Secretary.
The response of the international firms such as INECO, Geodata, Ramboll and Systra has surprised the KRDCL authorities. Surprisingly, Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd and RITES (Rail India Technical and Economic Service), involved in preparing feasibility reports for the cost-sharing projects, is not in the picture.
Seven new projects across the State estimated to cost ₹56,430 crore figure in the list of KRDCL. This include the 510 km third and fourth railway line from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod, 181 km railway line from Thalassery via Mananthawadi to Mysuru, 12 km rail connectivity from Balaramapuram to upcoming Vizhinjam International Deepwater seaport and 125.5 km Rapid Rail Transit System from Thiruvananthapuram to Chengannur.
Development of new terminus station at Ernakulam with commercial development, 65 km Erumeli-Punalur railway line via Pathanamthitta linking the Sabari line and the Kollam-Shencottah line and 15 km Ettumanoor-Pala linking Sabari line with Thiruvananthapuram-Ernakulam line figure in the prioritised list.
(The Hindu dt 27-6-2018)

Sunday 24 June 2018

Monday 18 June 2018

Re-working of TT

(Deccan Chronicle dt 19-6-2018)
(The Hindu dt 19-6-2018)
(Mathrubhumi dt 19-6-2018)
(Madhyamam dt 19-6-2018)
(Malayala Manorama dt 19-6-2018)


(Mathrubhumi dt 18-6-2018)

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Shame Shame

(Mathrubhumi dt 14-6-2018)

New hope for Kaniyoor

(The Hindu dt 14-6-2018)
(Mathrubhumi Kasargod dt 14-6-2018)

No to Coach factory

(The Hindu dt 14-6-2018)
(The New Indian Express dt 14-6-2018)
(Deshabhimani dt 14-6-2018)
(Mathrubhumi Palakkad dt 14-6-2018)
(Times of India dt 15-6-2018)
(Mathrubhumi dt 15-6-2018)

Shortcut to Punctuality

(Deccan Chronicle dt 14-6-2018)
(Malayala Manorama dt 14-6-2018)

Additional trains sought

(Thrissivaperoor Express dt 13-6-2018)
(Madhyamam dt 14-6-2018)
(Malayala Manorama dt 15-6-2018)