The 67th Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee (DRUCC) Meeting was held in the Divisional Railway Manager’s Office at Trivandrum on April 26.
Prakash Butani, Divisional Railway Manager, Trivandrum presided over the meeting. K.S.Jain, Additional Divisional Railway Manager welcomed the Members of the DRUCC and all Branch Officers of Trivandrum Division participated.
Members appreciated Railways efforts made for provision of ramp for Divyang passengers, dedicated all women facilitation centre, ‘We care passenger assistance booth’ on Platforms, nomination of train captains in Chennai bound trains, etc.
The following items were discussed in the meeting:-
1.Late running of trains due to delay on account of safety related and doubling works.
2.The complaints of delay of Train No.16302 Trivandrum – Shoranur Venad express was addressed. An early start at 4.40 hours from Trivandrum till doubling work of Kayankulam – Ernakulam section is completed was proposed.
3.Proposal to convert 56700/5670a Punalur – Madurai-Punalur Passenger train as express train by removal on uneconomic stoppages with less than 30 to 40 passengers per day and extension of train upto Thiruchirappally with additional coaches including AC coaches was discussed which approve
d by DRUCC Members.
4.Railways informed that onboard house keeping services was started in 13 trains recently and more trains are being covered in this scheme.
5.Railway is associating with ‘ Kudumbasree’ to start new AC paid waiting halls at Trivandrum Central, Kollam & Kottayam.
6.Railway is to begin major catering units at Nagercoil, Alappuzha, Kayankulam, Tiruvalla, Aluva within two months and at Kazhakoottam, Varkala, Iringalakkuda, Angamali, Kadakkavur & Chalakkudi within six months.
7.The issue of beggars and unauthorised venders was raised by the DRUCC, railway has decided to intensify drive with RPF in the trains.
Vote of thanks proposed by V.C.Sudeesh, Senior Divisional C0mmercial Manager & Secretary, DRUCC.
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