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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:59 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

godsowncapital wrote:
I had read in Kerala Kaumudi newspaper a while back that Rail coach factory was given for Palghat much much earlier, but was sabotaged and hijacked to the one in Kapurthala.

U can even see the malayalam dailies writing that " adyam kothippichu, pinne thatti parichu, ippo veendum kothippichu, ippo thannu"
translated as, first they declared palghat, then they sabotaged, then again gave hopes and now implemented.

A huge chunk of Palghat division was carved out to form SA division, and this is the least that Kerala MPs cud get for the state.
They shud atleast now do a hardwork to press for carving out the peninsular railway zone head quartered at Trivandrum, from Southern railways...


Not even a single route or track km will be carved from LAZY SR any more. Gone has gone already, in the form of SCR and SWR. In fact LAZY SR should bet back Salem Bangalore section from SWR and Katpadi Tirupathi and Tirupathi Gudur section from SCR for better administration.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Rly budget: Kerala protests neglect If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Rly budget: Kerala protests neglect

olitical leaders, consumer forums and passengers’ associations in Kerala on Wednesday protested the alleged neglect Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi had shown in his budget for 2012-13 to the State.

Those who were disappointed at the absence of enough proposals for Kerala included Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

“I won’t call the budget satisfactory. There are certain welcome proposals but the budget failed in living up to our expectations,” he said. “When Trivedi had come here, I had given him a list of priorities. From what I have heard of the Railway budget, this is not what we expected,” Chandy told reporters in Kochi.

“We had expected more new trains but for some reason there are no proposals for that. We have got one new train and two new MEMU (mainline electrical multiple unit) trains. One train has been extended and the frequency of another has been increased,” said Chandy, adding that this was not enough.

Opposition leader in the Kerala Assembly VS Achuthanandan told reporters in Kochi that the Railway budget completely ignored Kerala. Terming the budget as ‘directionless’ and ‘anti-people’, he said, “The people will show their displeasure when they cast their votes at the Piravam by-election on Saturday.”

“The Congress had come to power in Kerala saying that the people here would get the development they wished if the same party was in power in the State and Centre. The new Railway budget is a slap on the face of those who had indulged in that campaign,” he said.

“The budget proved that there is no state called Kerala on the map of the Indian Railways,” said State CPI(M) secretary Pinarayi Vijayan. Former Union minister of State for Railways and senior BJP leader O Rajagopal said, “No Railway budget in the past had shown such gross neglect towards Kerala.”

Traders’ bodies and passengers’ forums also said that the railway budget of Trivedi had been unkind to Kerala. Nothing much had been offered to the State except a proposal to complete the work on the Kanjikode coach factory soon. A survey would be conducted for a new railway terminal in Nemam and a coach terminal in Kottayam had been planned.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:12 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

No state in India feels they have got enough from year on year rail budget, but one state will never complain i.e. Delhi.
In all its capasity IR will never be able to meet the requirement of any state in India, only decentralised IR in partnership with states and private funding can come close to comfort zone.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:13 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

RAILWAY BUDGET—GENERAL DISCUSSION
DEMANDS FOR GRANTS ON ACCOUNT—RAILWAYS
DEMANDS FOR SUPPLEMENTARY GRANS—RAILWAYS


Excerpted from the Budget Discussion Session:

SHRI P.C. CHACKO (THRISSUR):

Now, I come to some of the problems of my State. We were told by the hon. Minister for Railways that he visited all the States and had meetings with the Chief Ministers as also Members of Parliament. Many of the representations which were given in time have been well received by the Railways. But, finally, they are not finding a place in the Railways. It is a sad thing. We understand and appreciate the idea behind the development and aspirations of this Budget.................

..............Under the leadership of our Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy, we have given a list of 29 new trains. All this was justified in the meeting of the hon. Minister but we have got only one train. We are travelling 3000 kilometres to reach the Capital of our country. We are undertaking the longest journey in the country to reach the Capital. But we have got only one train. This should not happen.

The only train which we have got is from Yeshvantpur to Bangalore. We have a big problem of travelling to Bangalore because in the northern part of Kerala, the forest is closed to protect the animals. The environmental issue is involved. So, the night travel is banned. Therefore, from the Malabar part of Kerala, we cannot travel to Bangalore. So, the Yeshvantpur train which is culminating at Kannur may be extended to Calicut. This is one of our demands which is not being considered.

We also demanded a train from Mumbai through Konkan to Kerala. It is not being considered. The Konkan Railway is a partnership of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. On this line, there is still space for one more additional train to come from Mumbai to Kerala. A new train from Mumbai through Konkan and a new train from Malabar to Hyderabad are all a bare minimum requirement which we had discussed with the Railway authorities............

.......Now we have got two small distance MEMU Trains. Sir, you know very well that Kerala is an extended city. We have no village or city as that division is not there. It is an extended city. So, MEMU Service would be ideal for Kerala. All the passenger trains can be replaced by MEMU in due time. So, I wish it would be done................

..............Towards this end, I would like to submit that there is a pit-line proposal in Calicut in West Hill and there is a railway property which is a very valuable property. The Calicut station is now suffocating. So, this pit-line in Calicut is a must. Probably, it escaped the attention of the authorities when it was prepared here. In Kottayam we were provided with two coach yards but the provision for it has to be increased.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Kerala Railway Development Projects If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

In every railway budget they announce surveys for new projects. Why dont they finish surveying the previously announced projects and then start the new ones.
The Nilambur - Nanjangud project should start immediately. This route will be economically and commercially very feasible. What is the use of this Angadippuram - Ottappalam route. What is the use of this bypass between PGT and CLT, if Angadippuram - Calicut Airport line is not constructed.

Angadipuram - Calicut Airport, Tirur - Calicut Airport and/or Feroke - Calicut Airport route will make some sense. Wasting money on unfeasable projects is realy useless.
Hope the peoples representatives from the concerned areas takes note of this requirement and raise their voicce strongly in the parliament to become the projects a reality.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

MEMORANDUM
In view of the Railway Budget 2012-13, Government of Kerala proposes the following matters, identified to be essential for the proper development of Railways in the State, to the Union Government for inclusion in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

1. Rail Coach Factory, Palakkad
In the Railway Budget 2008-09, the Union Ministry of Railways (MOR) announced that a Rail Coach Factory (RCF) will be set up at Palakkad. Subsequently, Government of Kerala conveyed its readiness to hand over land, required for the factory, free of cost.
The Ministry of Railways (MOR) then requested Government of Kerala for its agreement to the salient features of the project. Government of Kerala had informed the MOR that it wanted the proposed RCF to remain as a PSU and agreed to the salient features of the project subject to the condition that land value would be treated as equity of Government of Kerala, if the Project is converted into a joint venture in future.
On a request for further clarification from MOR, Government of Kerala had informed the MOR that if the project is executed as a joint venture with a PSU, Government of Kerala would agree to provide land on lease @ 4% of the market value (now `.60.6345 crores) per annum, to be revised every 10 years after commencement of the lease.
The MOR again requested for further clarification on the stand of Government of Kerala if the project included a private player. Government of Kerala informed the MOR that if the project is executed as a joint venture with private sector partnership, then land would be provided on long term lease of 90 years @ 8% of the market value per annum to be revised every 10 years after the commencement of the lease and Railways would be free to sub lease the land for executing the project.
Now, as proposed by Railways, decision has been taken by State Government to transfer land measuring 239 acres in extent to Railways for `33.70 Crores. Copy of G.O.(Ms).No.35/2012/RD dated 28.01.2012 is enclosed as Annexure –I. A final decision of MOR alone is necessary to start the eagerly awaited project. Sufficient provision may therefore be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for starting the project work in 2012-13 and commencing production at the earliest.

2. Wagon Factory, Cherthala.
A Joint Venture Project between Government of Kerala and Indian Railways was announced in the Union Railway Budget during the year 2007 for setting up a Wagon Factory at Cherthala.
In the Railway Convention Committee meeting held on 04.02.2011 at New Delhi, the Railway Board officials stated that the re-study by RITES would be completed in three months. In the meeting on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union Minister stated that by 15th October 2011, RITES will submit report about the Wagon Factory at Cherthala and that a model would be worked out and finalized within the next three months.
Sufficient provision may be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for starting the project work without further delay.

3. Automatic Signalling System and Automatic Block Signal (ABS).
Automatic Signalling System (ASS) and Automatic Block Signal (ABS) are necessary to optimize the operations in busy routes like Thiruvanapuram- Kollam and Shornur –Ernakulam. Sufficient provision may therefore be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for the systems.

4. Introduction Of MEMU Services In Kerala.
In the Railway Budget 2010-11, Ernakulam – Kayamkulam MEMU (via Kottayam) was announced. Again in the Railway Budget 2011-12, two more MEMU Trains were announced, viz., Ernakulam- Kayamkulam (via Alappuzha) and another between Kollam and Nagercoil. None of these MEMU trains have started services since the construction of MEMU shed at Kollam has not yet been completed and MEMU rakes have not been received from the production Unit. In the meeting on 19.09.2011, the Chairman, Railway Board stated that one MEMU rake will be provided in October 2011 itself.
Palakkad-Ernakulam and Palakkad-Mangalore MEMU services have to be urgently started. The services of the three declared MEMU trains too have to be started urgently.
Pending the completion of the Kollam Shed, the MEMU rakes can be based at Palakkad. At least 4 MEMU rakes may be run on Kollam – Thiruvananthapuram - Neyyattinkara (Nagercoil) stretch, such that at peak commuting times (6.30 am to 8.30 am and 4 pm to 6pm), services are run every 30 minutes and then every 45 minutes to 1 hour for the rest of the day between 5 a.m and 10 p.m, with stops at Kollam Junction, Varkala, Attingal, Chirayinkil, Kazhakkoottam, Kochuveli, Pettah, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Nemom, Dhanuvachapuram, Balaramapuram, Neyyattinkara, Parassala and Nagercoil.
In the circumstances, sufficient funds for completing the construction of the MEMU shed at Kollam, starting MEMU operation with rakes based at Palakkad may be provided. Supply of required MEMU rakes from the production Unit may be provided in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

5. Electrification of Railway Lines.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Member (Engineering) of Railway Board stated that the electrification of Thiruvananthapuram-Kanyakumari sector will be completed by 31.12.2011, that of Shornur-Kannur sector will be completed by March 2013 and that of Kannur-Managlore sector will be completed by March 2014.
Electrification of the Shornur-Mangalore line and Thiruvananthapuram-Kanyakumari sections may be completed urgently. Further the Kollam-Punalur Broad gauge line may be electrified. Sufficient provision may be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for the works.

6.Doubling of Railway Lines.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Member (Engineering) of Railway Board stated that the target date of completion of doubling from Mavelikkara to Chengannur is 31.03.2012, that the doubling work of Harippad-Ambalapuzha sector will commence from January 2012 and that the doubling work of Managalore-Shornur sector will commence from January 2012.
Land for doubling of Mulanthuruthy-Kuruppanthura in Ernakulam district, Harippad-Ambalappuzha in Alappuzha district and Chengannur-Chingavanam in Pathanamthitta district have been acquired and handed over to Railways. The doubling works in these sectors and the remaining works in Mangalore- Shornur sector are to be expedited and completed by Railways. Sanction for the doubling of Ambalappuzha-Thuravoor section and Thiruvananthapuram – Kanyakumari line is pending.
The peg-marking of the alignment for doubling of Ernakulam-Kumbalam line in Ernakulam district and Kumbalam-Thuravoor line in Alappuzha district is to be completed by Railways.
The above matters may be addressed effectively in the Railway Budget 2012-13 by providing sufficient budgetary provision for the time-bound completion of the doubling works.

7. Conversion of Meter Gauge to Broad Gauge.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Member (Engineering) of Railway Board stated that the conversion of gauge in Punalur-Shencotta sector will be completed by the end of 2014 or early 2015 and that the conversion of gauge in Pollachi-Palakkad sector is expected to be completed by 31.03.2012.
The gauge conversion in the Palakkad-Pollachi and Punalur- Shencotta sections is to be completed urgently and sufficient provision may therefore be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for completing the works.

8. Construction of ROBs.
In order to ensure timely completion of ROB works in the State, the following steps may be taken:
The share of Railways may be increased from 50% to 80% in respect of ROBs;
• Construction of ROBs in the State may be done through a single agency to ensure timely completion.
• The MOU with RBDCK may be extended by Railways for all ROB works;
• Reimbursement process has to be speeded up to avoid interest payments;
• For reimbursement the certification by AG as per the provisions of the MOU is very time consuming and it creates delays in the reimbursement. A suitable alternate and fast mechanism may be provided for by amending the MOU.
• Non-MOU ROBs may also be included in the MOU through a rider agreement so that the reimbursement is not delayed in such cases;
• The cost of LA for the construction of ROBs may be met by the Railways;
• An advance amount of `100.00 crores, as already proposed, may be provided;
• The construction of ROB / FOB/ Underpass at Nadakkavu, Palakkad is an urgent necessity in the wake of the accident that claimed the lives of five children;
• ROBs are urgently needed at Nadaal, Thazhechovva, Pappinisseri, Payyannur, Padannakkad, Kallumala, Mainagappally, Avaneeswaram, Kavalpura Junction, Ellampalloor, Arumurikkada, Ollal, Kilikolloor and Kunnathu Vathukal;
• ROBs at Cheruvathur, Shiriya (Kumbla), Chemborrichal, Arayi and Kanjanhad and Under pass at Vadakumbad are to be reconstructed immediately.
Sufficient provisions may be made for the above in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

9. Shortage in number of Coaches and dilapidated condition of Coaches in use.
Most of the passenger trains, plying the in Kerala are run with insufficient number of coaches. This leads to heavy rush of passengers, rise in demand for reservation in all trains, inadequate time for proper cleaning and disinfecting the coaches resulting in untidy and unhealthy coaches infested with rats and cockroaches, further worsening the condition of existing coaches. Even in the case of long distance trains from Kerala old and worn out coaches are being used in large numbers. In the meeting of Hon’ble Union Minister (Railways) and Hon’ble Chief Minister on 19.09.2011, the Chairman Railway Board stated that request for additional coaches will be considered.
In the circumstances, all the old and worn out rolling stock may be withdrawn and newly built modern coaches may be provided. Coaches from passenger trains withdrawn in lieu of MEMU services may be deployed to boost the rake size of long distance trains experiencing congestion. Additional coaches may be immediately deployed to boost the rake size of long distance trains to their maximum composition.
Sufficient funds may be specifically provided for the purposes in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

10. Operating Old Ernakulam Terminus Station (ERG) as Suburban Train Hub.
MEMU services can be easily based at Ernakulam South for bi-directional services by restoring the existing infrastructure at Ernakulam Terminus Station (ERG) as a Passenger Train Terminal. ERG had functioned as a Goods Terminal till the year 2000 and was abandoned when a Goods shed was started at Marshalling Yard (MYD).
ERG has all facilities including parcel office, post and telegraph office, steam shed, water filling, coach maintenance etc. If this terminal is restored as a Passenger Train Terminal, Ernakulam South Station can be utilized as a MEMU hub for suburban services, it will solve the urban traffic congestion in Kochi city to a great extent. There is ample land at the Terminal to establish a Zonal office, Booking Counter, Parking accommodation etc. Ernakulam Terminus Station (ERG) may be revived and developed as a Passenger Train Terminal.

11. Formation of a Peninsular Railway Zone.
A separate Railway Zone with Head Quarters in the State comprising of adjacent divisions in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu has been unanimously found to be the ideal solution for properly addressing and resolving the various operational issues and for ensuring the delivery of prompt, efficient and satisfactory service. A separate Zone would also ensure that the future demands of the State are properly resolved. In the meeting on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union Minister has assured that the demand for a separate zone will be considered.
Sufficient funds may be provided in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for setting up the Peninsular Railway Zone.



12. Railway Medical College at Thiruvananthapuram declared in the Railway Budget 2010-2011.
According to the announcement by Railways, the project is to be implemented in Thiruvananthapuram. In the meeting on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union Minister explained that the budget announcement regarding the Medical College was that, wherever railways have spare land, that land would be earmarked for setting up medical colleges, diagnostics centres, nursing colleges etc. The implementing agency would be the Ministry of Health (MOH). State Government can also give land. It will be on a PPP mode and MOH will find the PPP partner and implement it. The matter may be examined and provisions made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 so that the project work can be started.

13. Construction/Survey of New Railway Lines
In the meeting of Union MOR with the Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Member (Engineering) of Railway Board stated that the surveys of railway lines announced this year will be competed next year.
The land acquisition for the Angamaly-Sabari railway line is included under Fast Track Project (FTP) of Government of Kerala. An amount of `152.57 Crores is urgently required for the payment of compensation for LA in Ernakulam district alone. Railways prefer the conventional mode of land acquisition (LA) rather than the Fast Track Project mode adopted by State Government. In the letter dated 22.12.2011 (Annexure-II), the Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways has proposed that the State Government may bear at least 50% of the cost in respect of the Sabari Line. In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union MOR stated in respect of land acquisition for Angamaly-Sabari railway line, the MOR would sit with the members of the Railway Board and take a proactive decision regarding adoption of FTP for land acquisition. Railways may relax its stands and adopt FTP for LA in the light of the fact that the proposed amendments in LA Act will cost the Indian Railways almost six times the fair value.
The alignment of Angamaly- Erumely Line in Kottayam District is yet to be finalized. Insufficient provision in the Railway Budget is the main deterrent in satisfying the demands for optimum compensation to the public whose land is acquired for the project.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Member (Engineering) of Railway Board stated that the work of Angamaly-Kalady sector is likely to be completed by 30.06.2012. Therefore sufficient funds may be in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for the Angamaly-Sabari railway line.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union MOR stated that the model to be adopted for the Thalassery-Mysore railway line would be decided in a meeting with Minister of State for Railways and Chairman, Railway Board at New Delhi.
The alignment of Guruvayoor - Thirunavaya Railway Line in Malappuram District is yet to be finalized. Railways may finalize the alignment of Guruvayoor - Thirunavaya Railway Line in Malappuram District.
The survey for the Nilambur Road-Sulthan Bathery-Nanjangud Town Rail line is over. It is known that Ministry of Railways and Planning Commission have accorded in principle approval for the project. Sufficient budgetary provisions may be made.
The survey of Erumeli-Punalur-Thiruvananthapuram may be done to reduce traffic congestion in the main line.
Survey for railway line linking Kannur airport at Mattannur may be included in the Railway Budget 2012-13.
The survey of Kochi-Madurai Railway line via Idukki has been completed. Provision in Railway Budget 2012-13 is necessary for undertaking the works.
Feasibility of an alignment east of the Thiruvananthapuram city that meets the main line at Nemom may be examined for potential use as a commuter ring line in Thiruvananthapuram.
Project for adding a third line between Balaramapuram and Kazhakkottam may be under taken immediately.
Feasibility study for doubling of line between Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari may be updated with traffic estimates from the Vizhinjam deep sea port.
Feasibility study is to be conducted in association with the Container Corporation of India (ConCor) for the establishment of a dedicated container train services from Vizhinjam to various Inland Container Depots in South India;
Calicut City – Calicut Airport – Malappuram - Angadipuram-Ottappalam/ Palakkad rail connectivity may be improved.
Sufficient provision may therefore be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for the above works.
The survey of the following new lines may be undertaken and adequate budgetary provisions may be made in the budget:
• Edappally- Guruvayoor;
• Nilambur- Nanjakode Line;
• Thalassery-Mysore Line;
• Kollankode-Thrissur;
• Kollengode- Palani;
• Kanhangad-Panathur-Kaniyur;
• Sabarimala- Chengannur;
• Angadippuram- Kozhikode;
• Extension of Sabari to Punalur-Thiruvananthapuram.

14. Coaching Depots / Pit Lanes/ Goods Shed.
Coaching depots at Kottayam and Nemom have been already sanctioned. Adequate land for the depot is available at Nemom and land is identified for the construction of the depot at Kottayam. There is also a rising demand for a coaching depot at Kannur and Calicut. Maintenance facility is urgently required at Kannur.
Pit lane has been sanctioned at Ernakulam and Kannur. The work of the pit lane at Kochuveli has to be started at the earliest. Adequate funds may be provided for the same.
A new Goods Shed at Kollam may be provided.
Goods Shed may be started at Kadakkavur since the one at Kochuveli is disbanded to accommodate passenger terminal.

15. Setting Up of a High Speed Rail Corridor from Mangalore to Thiruvananthapuram.

Railway Board has been requested to recommend and forward the application of Government of Kerala for JICA funding for the project. The matter may be expedited. Railways may extend cooperation to set up the project.

16. Security in Trains.
Security in long distance trains especially in ladies compartment has to be strengthened in the light of various incidents reported recently. Sufficient funds may be specifically provided for the same in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

17. Transfer of 18.5 Cents of Railway land to Corporation of Kollam for Construction of Underpass.
The construction of the underpass at Chinnakkada cannot be delayed further on account of technical matters since the larger public interest is at stake. The matter may be expedited for effecting early transfer of the railway land.

18. Super Specialty Hospital.
A Super Specialty Hospital may be constructed at Cheriyanadu near Chengannur in 48 acres of Railway land is proposed. Necessary provision may be made in the railway budget 2012-13.

19. Bottling Plant at Thiruvananthapuram.
No action has been initiated by Railways to implement the Project since its announcement. Kadakkavur is proposed for the same since it was once a water filling station for steam engines. The matter may be examined and provisions may be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 so that the project work can be started immediately.

20. Upgradation of the Thiruvananthapuram and four other Railway Stations to International Standards.

In the meeting on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union Minister stated that World class station is not a mere up-gradation of the station. What is being done in Mumbai in this regard is a model. It has to be on a PPP mode and it would generate employment for the local people.
The declared upgradations of Railway stations in the State may be sufficiently provided for in the Railway Budget 2012-13. In this context, it may be noted that the Kannur and Kottayam Railway Stations too require to be upgraded to international standards. Sufficient funds may be earmarked for the works in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

21. Dedicated High Speed Corridor.
The pre-feasibility study for setting up the Chennai-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Ernakulam-Thiruvananthapuram High Speed Railway Corridor may be undertaken and sufficient funds may be provided for the project in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

22. Passenger Amenities.
It has been observed that the non availability of budgetary provisions is the major reason for the lack of passenger amenities felt in most of the trains and railway stations in the state. The following urgent works, may be undertaken:
• All railway stations in the State may be assessed and basic amenities like, FOBs, platform roofing, lengthening of platforms, providing drinking water, shelters, toilets etc. may be provided wherever found lacking;
• Railways may permit MPLAD funds for providing basic amenities like toilets, drinking water etc. at Railway Stations;
• Waiting rooms may be provided at all railway stations for ladies with toilet and security arrangements;
• Free Wi-Fi services may be introduced in association with a telecom operator such as BSNL at all major Railway Stations in the State;
• Adequate maintenance and cleaning staff may be posted at all Railway stations in the State;
• Height of platforms may be increased in Kadakkavur and Chirayinkil Railway stations. Platform roof may also be extended providing shelter to passengers from the sun and rain;
• Some rakes coming to Thiruvananthapuram Central station may be sent to Kochuveli to free up space at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Construction of one island platform at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Digital information displays and coach number displays at all platforms at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Improvement of exterior lighting at the main terminal and Powerhouse entry complex at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Northern access gate on Thampanoor side may be made operational at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Extension of North pedestrian over bridge out to the Thampanoor-Overbridge road and further to the upcoming modern Thampanoor bus terminal at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Installation of escalator and elevator (universal accessibility) in at least one pedestrian over bridge at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Construction of a Multi Level Car Park on land currently used as a surface parking lot on the Thampanoor side on a PPP, without capital investment from the Railways; similar project may be taken up on Powerhouse side at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Conduct feasibility and master plan study for complete development of Thiruvananthapuram Central including at least 10-12 platforms as well as commercial development of the Powerhouse side, after Coach Care Centre is shifted to Nemom;
• The Thiruvananthapuram Central station is already saturated and therefore the development of Kochuveli as a second terminal is essential to introduce new trains. Kochuveli terminal is very important from the national defence point of view for Army movements from military station at Pangode;
• Completion of foot over bridge spanning the Kochuveli terminal in order to allow access from the Veli-All Saints’ College road at Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Funds may be allotted for construction of at least five stabling lines on an urgent basis at Kochuveli to allow the transfer of parked rakes from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Provide digital information and coach number display systems on all platforms at Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Provide high mast lights and street lights to properly illuminate station premises at Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Construct at least covered two bus bays for the dedicated KSRTC buses operating to the at Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Expand reservation counter and provide more passenger amenities at at Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Kochuveli Railway Station to be named “Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli”, preferably with a more intuitive station code such as “TVK”;
• Sufficient funds may be allotted for construction of at least five stabling lines at Nemom Railway Station;
• Provision of surface parking facilities at Nemom Railway Station;
• Nemom Railway Station may be renamed as “Thiruvananthapuram Nemom”, possibly with station code “TVN”;
• The Master Plan for developing Balaramapuram Railway Station into a world class cargo and container facility for the Vizhinjam deep water Port is to be completed;
• Kollam Railway station needs urgent renovation. Around 85 acres of railway land is available in Kollam. The old Railway Station has become the camp of anti social elements. Shopping complexes may be put up by Railways. The Kollam Railway Station has only one Foot Over Bridge. More FOBs may be provided at the Kollam Railway Station;
• Eravipuram railway station may be developed as a Satellite station of Kollam Railway station;
• Foot Over Bridges may be provided at Murukkumpuzha, Varkala and Nemom;
• Platform shelters may be constructed at Kollam, Mayyanad, Paravoor, Perinad, Kilikolloor and Kundara Railway Stations;
• New Railway Station may be constructed at Punalur;
• Provision may be made to establish a Multi facility complex connected to Kayamkulam Railway station;
• Chengannur Railway Station may be upgraded as a World Class Railway Station;
• In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union MOR announced that a pilgrim centre would be set up in Kottayam Railway Station;
• The first platform at Mavelikkara Railway Station is in a dilapidated condition and requires urgent upgradation.
• The railway stations at Valapadanam, Dharmadom Edakkad and Munrothuruthu require urgent upgradation;
• Kottarakkara Railway station and Wadakkancherry railway station may be declared as Adarsh Station;
• Vatakara, Thalassery and Quilandy railway stations have been declared as Adarsh Stations. Hence sufficient provisions may be made to effect the upgradation;
• Fourth platform may be provided at Kannur and Mangalore railway stations;
• FOBs may be provided at Nileswar, Cheruvathur, Kannapuam Railway Stations;
• West Hill Railway Station may be elevated as Calicut North Railway Station;
• A ramp is urgently required at Palakkad Railway Station;
• The information centre at Calicut Railway Station may be relocated;
• Improvement of Feroke Railway Station may be undertaken including Roofing ;
• Provision for TTE sleeper depot at Calicut Station;
• Provision of full platform roofing at Calicut station;
• Provision for shifting of Elathur Railway gate may be provided;
• Spot roofing at Elathur and West Hill Railway Station;
• Parcel Service facility may be restarted at Wadakkancherry Railway station;
• Construction of triangular Railway Station at Shornur;
• Renovation work of smaller Railway Stations/ train halts at Jagannath Temple gate, Mukkali, Nadapuram Road, Iringal and Vellarakad has to be taken up on a priority basis;
• Toilet and drinking water facilities may be provided at Kannapuram, Pazhayangadi, Ezhimala, Payyannur, Thrikaripur, Chandera, Cheruvathur, Nileshwar, Kanjanhad, Bekal Fort, Kottikkulam, Kalanad, Kasaragod, Kumbla, Uppala and Manjeshwar Railway Stations;
• Vehicle parking areas must be developed at Payyannur, Cheruvathur, Nileshwar, Pazhayangadi Railway Stations;
• Additional reservation counter facility may be provided at Nileshwar, Kanjanhad, Kasaragod and Payyannur Railway Stations;
• Platforms at Exzhimala and Nileshwar Railway Stations may be renovated;
• The office building of Ezhimala, Bekal Fort and Kumbla Railway Stations may be renovated;
• Kasargod Railway Station may be developed as an Adarsh station as announced earlier;
• Payyanur and Kanjanhad Railway Stations may be developed into its declared status of B class stations;
• Multiplex complexes for Kannur and Palakkad Railway Stations may be constructed;
• 12 passenger trains, 2 Rajya Rani Express trains, FCI Goods Tran, Ballast Train run in the 66 KM Shornur-Nilambur line. A new 20 BCN Goods shed has also been sanctioned. There are only two crossing stations in the route. Lack of adequate crossing stations and critical block section between Shornur and Angadippuram leads to frequent late running of commuter trains and operational difficulties. New crossing station at Kulukallur at Km. 14 is therefore necessary;
• New RPF outposts at Angadippuram and Nilambur may be provided;
• Regrading of track to prevent wheel slips is necessary since wheel slips occur regularly in Nilambur section;
• Complete Track and sleeper renewal between Melattur and Nilambur was sanctioned in the 2011-12 Rail budget. The works may be started at the earliest;
• Construction of 650 m Railroad at Calicut may be undertaken;
• Lights and fans may be switched on in the platforms of railway stations during late evening and nights, well before the arrival of trains. These may be switched off, only after all the passengers leave the platform.
The other matters which require budgetary provision are detailed below:
• The infrastructure and curriculum of the Railway Higher Secondary School, Hemambika Nagar, Kallekulangara, Olavakkode, Palakkad may be improved. Steps to close the school down may be stopped;
• A full fledged Railway Hospital may be provided at Kollam;
• The Fly Over Bridge near SP office, Kollam is to be urgently completed;
• The unmanned level crossing in the Engineering Gate at Perinad Railway Station may be manned with a gate keeper;
• An entrance to the public may be provided in the western and eastern sides of Overhead Foot Path Bridge exiting in the northern side of the Perinad railway station;
• Sufficient funds may be earmarked to ensure that all coaches are cleaned and disinfested as per schedule;
• In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union MOR agreed to the request for allowing non-licensed food vendors to sell food stuff to the passengers till the Railways could ensure availability of food at reasonable prices to all train passengers through licensed vendors. The vendor license issue may be resolved so that drinking water and food are available in the platform for train passengers at reasonable rates;
• The quality of pantry services may be improved in the trains so as to ensure timely serving of quality of food at reasonable rates;
• Catering services may be started at all major and medium railway stations using Kudumbasree which will also act as a safety measure for lady passengers;
• Dry washing of blankets provided in A/C coaches may be done.

23. New Trains / Starting of services of declared trains / Extensions / Conversions / Increasing frequency of trains.

The following new trains may be provided for in the Railway Budget 2012-13:
• A Duronto Express between Thiruvananthapuram and Banglore on a daily basis;
• An Express train to Bangalore from Thiruvananthapuram;
• A daily Express train from Thiruvananthapuram to New Delhi;
• An Express train from Thiruvananthapuram to Hyderabad;
• A daily train from Kochuveli to Bangalore;
• A daily Superfast train from Kochuveli to Secunderabad;
• An Express train from Kollam to Ajmer;
• An Express train from Kollam to Goa;
• An Express train from Kollam to Velankanni;
• A daily Express train to Mumbai from Thiruvananthapuram through the Konkan railway line;
• An Express train from Mangalore to Hyderabad;
• A train connecting Calicut to Vasco;
• A night Express from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram;
• A train to Guruvayoor via Kottayam;
• A train A train via Kayamkulam & Kottayam to Coimbatore ;
• An Intercity between Calicut and Erode;
• A train from Mangalore to Madurai;
• Train from Punalur to Thiruvananthapuram;
• A Goa-Chennai train via Konkan;
• Train for Beypore-Calicut connectivity;
• Passenger train from Kannur to Mangalore;
• Passenger train from Calicut to Mangalore;
• MEMU services between Palakkad and Ernakulam;
• MEMU services between Palakkad and Mangalore;
• MEMU services between Kollam and Nagercoil;
• MEMU services in Thiruvananthapuram-Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram-Ernakulam routes;
• A daytime train from Nilambur to Coimbatore;
• New trains for connecting the State with the North Indian states of Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh etc.

• Twelve trains were announced in the Railway Budget 2011-12. Of these, Ernakulam-Bangalore weekly Super fast Express, Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Express, Rajya - Rani Express, Bhav Nagar-Kochuveli Express, Bilaspur –Ernakulam Superfast, and Mangalore-Palakkad Intercity have started services. The services of the remaining trains are to be started urgently.
Extensions of existing trains, described below may be provided for in the Railway Budget 2012-13:
• Yashwantpur Express may be extended to Puttaparthi from Yashwantpur.
• Mumbai-Ernakulam and New Delhi-Ernakulam Duronto Express train may be extended to Thiruvananthapuram;
• Bilaspur-Tirunelveli (12787/12788) and Bilaspur-Ernakulam (22815-22816) Super fast expresses may be extended to Ambikapur, where large number of Keralites are residing.
• Ernakulam-Kottayam passenger train may be extended to Kanyakumari;
• Ernakulam-Kannur Intercity train (16305-16306) may be extended to Mangalore;
• Alappuzha-Kannur Executive may be extended upto Mangalore;
• Yashwathpur-Kannur Express (16527-16528) via Palakkad may extended up to Mangalore;
• Ernakulam-Kottayam passenger at 7.00 p.m may be extended to Kayamkulam;
• Nagur-Velankanni Tea Garden train may be extended to Thiruvananthapuram;
• Madurai-Kollam train may be extended to Punalur;
• Mangala Express, idling at Ernakulam for more than 12 hours may be extended to Thiruvananthapuram;
• Passenger trains ending at Kayamkulam may be extended to Kollam;
• Passenger trains from Thiruvananthapuram, ending at Kayamkulam, may be extended to Kottayam;
The following conversion of existing trains and adjustments in train timings to optimize services may be provided for in the Railway Budget 2012-13:
• The Rajya Rani Express, from Nilambur to Thiruvananthapuram is running as a Link to Amritha Express. The Rajya Rani Express may be made an independent train;
• Yashwantpur (Bangalore) train from Kochuveli may be run on a daily basis;
• Chandigarh Sampark Kranti Express may be run on a daily basis;
• Thiruvananthapuram-Nizamuddin Rajadhani Express may be run on a daily basis;
• Calicut- Thiruvananthapuram Jan Satabdi may be made daily;
• Duronto to Ernakulam and Garib rath to Kochuveli may be run daily;
• Frequency of Garib Rath trains operating out of Kochuveli may be increased and timing adjusted such that trains arrive in Thiruvananthapuram on or before 10 a.m;
• Frequency of Maru Sagar Express may be increased to thrice in a week instead of once a week;
• Frequency of Madgaon Express may be increased;
• The timing of trains between Kollam and Punalur is not convenient for commuters. Trains may be re-scheduled and Madurai-Kollam passenger train may be extended to Punalur;
• The long distance trains may stop at Kochuveli so that at least one train stops in either direction every 30 min-1 hour, which will reduce congestion at Thiruvananthapuram Central station.

24. PRS.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the the Hon’ble MOR had stated that wherever space is provided by the State Government, PRS would be allotted.
PRS in two places of each MP constituency as promised in the Railway Budget 2011-12 should be implemented.
Starting of a Railway ticket Reservation Counter in the Secretariat premises had been promised by the Union Railway Minister on 19.09.2011. It may be started.
PRS may be allotted at Pathanapuram in Kollam and Wadakkencherry in Palakkad.
The reservation timing at Wadakkancherry, Thrissur may be rescheduled into two shifts from 8 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm for getting the benefit of Tatkal reservation.
A new building for the reservation centre at Chengannur Railway Station may be constructed.
More reservation counters and ticket counters are needed at Calicut Railway Station.
Apart from the above, the Hon’ble M.Ps have raised the following matters, regarding allotment of stops and increase in halt time of trains. These issues may also be addressed by the Ministry of Railways.
• In busy stations like Ernakulam Junction, the trains stop for hardly five minutes for hundreds of passengers to get down and a similar number to get in simultaneously. This may even lead to very fatal accidents like falling from the trains. It may be specially ensured that in such busy stations, all trains should stop for at least 8-10 minutes;
• Stops may be allotted for all long distance trains and passenger trains in Aluva considering it to be the gateway to Idukki district;
• Stops for 8 long distance trains are required at Mavelikkara Railway Station;
• In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union MOR stated stops would be allotted for all trains at Varkala during the pilgrim seasons at Sivagiri;
• Stops may be allotted for Parasuram Express (16349,16350) at Chirayinkil and Paravoor, for Sabari Express (17229,17230) at Murukkumpuzha, Maveli Express ( 16603, 16604) at Kadakkavur, Jansatabdi via Kottayam (12081,12082) at Sivagiri (Varkala), Amritha Express (16343,16344) and Parasuram (16349,16350) at Paravoor, Vanchinad Express (16303, 16304) and Venad Express (16301,16302 at Mayyanad, and Kollam Madurai Paseenger (56700,56701) at Nemom;
• All trains may be allotted stops at Mulakunnathukavu, Thrissur and Vallathol Nagar railway stations;
• Stops may be provided for Kochuveli-Bangalore express (16315-16316), Kochuveli-Yashwantpur Garib Rath (12257-12258) at Kayamkulam.
It may be noted that many of the declarations and promises made by MOR during the meeting of Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011 remain to be fulfilled. A copy of the minutes is enclosed for ready reference as Annexure-III. The Ministry of Railways may consider all the above matters and ensure that sufficient provisions are included in the Railway Budget 2012-13.
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edwardjeni wrote:
MEMORANDUM
In view of the Railway Budget 2012-13, Government of Kerala proposes the following matters, identified to be essential for the proper development of Railways in the State, to the Union Government for inclusion in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

1. Rail Coach Factory, Palakkad
In the Railway Budget 2008-09, the Union Ministry of Railways (MOR) announced that a Rail Coach Factory (RCF) will be set up at Palakkad. Subsequently, Government of Kerala conveyed its readiness to hand over land, required for the factory, free of cost.
The Ministry of Railways (MOR) then requested Government of Kerala for its agreement to the salient features of the project. Government of Kerala had informed the MOR that it wanted the proposed RCF to remain as a PSU and agreed to the salient features of the project subject to the condition that land value would be treated as equity of Government of Kerala, if the Project is converted into a joint venture in future.
On a request for further clarification from MOR, Government of Kerala had informed the MOR that if the project is executed as a joint venture with a PSU, Government of Kerala would agree to provide land on lease @ 4% of the market value (now `.60.6345 crores) per annum, to be revised every 10 years after commencement of the lease.
The MOR again requested for further clarification on the stand of Government of Kerala if the project included a private player. Government of Kerala informed the MOR that if the project is executed as a joint venture with private sector partnership, then land would be provided on long term lease of 90 years @ 8% of the market value per annum to be revised every 10 years after the commencement of the lease and Railways would be free to sub lease the land for executing the project.
Now, as proposed by Railways, decision has been taken by State Government to transfer land measuring 239 acres in extent to Railways for `33.70 Crores. Copy of G.O.(Ms).No.35/2012/RD dated 28.01.2012 is enclosed as Annexure –I. A final decision of MOR alone is necessary to start the eagerly awaited project. Sufficient provision may therefore be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for starting the project work in 2012-13 and commencing production at the earliest.

2. Wagon Factory, Cherthala.
A Joint Venture Project between Government of Kerala and Indian Railways was announced in the Union Railway Budget during the year 2007 for setting up a Wagon Factory at Cherthala.
In the Railway Convention Committee meeting held on 04.02.2011 at New Delhi, the Railway Board officials stated that the re-study by RITES would be completed in three months. In the meeting on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union Minister stated that by 15th October 2011, RITES will submit report about the Wagon Factory at Cherthala and that a model would be worked out and finalized within the next three months.
Sufficient provision may be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for starting the project work without further delay.

3. Automatic Signalling System and Automatic Block Signal (ABS).
Automatic Signalling System (ASS) and Automatic Block Signal (ABS) are necessary to optimize the operations in busy routes like Thiruvanapuram- Kollam and Shornur –Ernakulam. Sufficient provision may therefore be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for the systems.

4. Introduction Of MEMU Services In Kerala.
In the Railway Budget 2010-11, Ernakulam – Kayamkulam MEMU (via Kottayam) was announced. Again in the Railway Budget 2011-12, two more MEMU Trains were announced, viz., Ernakulam- Kayamkulam (via Alappuzha) and another between Kollam and Nagercoil. None of these MEMU trains have started services since the construction of MEMU shed at Kollam has not yet been completed and MEMU rakes have not been received from the production Unit. In the meeting on 19.09.2011, the Chairman, Railway Board stated that one MEMU rake will be provided in October 2011 itself.
Palakkad-Ernakulam and Palakkad-Mangalore MEMU services have to be urgently started. The services of the three declared MEMU trains too have to be started urgently.
Pending the completion of the Kollam Shed, the MEMU rakes can be based at Palakkad. At least 4 MEMU rakes may be run on Kollam – Thiruvananthapuram - Neyyattinkara (Nagercoil) stretch, such that at peak commuting times (6.30 am to 8.30 am and 4 pm to 6pm), services are run every 30 minutes and then every 45 minutes to 1 hour for the rest of the day between 5 a.m and 10 p.m, with stops at Kollam Junction, Varkala, Attingal, Chirayinkil, Kazhakkoottam, Kochuveli, Pettah, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Nemom, Dhanuvachapuram, Balaramapuram, Neyyattinkara, Parassala and Nagercoil.
In the circumstances, sufficient funds for completing the construction of the MEMU shed at Kollam, starting MEMU operation with rakes based at Palakkad may be provided. Supply of required MEMU rakes from the production Unit may be provided in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

5. Electrification of Railway Lines.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Member (Engineering) of Railway Board stated that the electrification of Thiruvananthapuram-Kanyakumari sector will be completed by 31.12.2011, that of Shornur-Kannur sector will be completed by March 2013 and that of Kannur-Managlore sector will be completed by March 2014.
Electrification of the Shornur-Mangalore line and Thiruvananthapuram-Kanyakumari sections may be completed urgently. Further the Kollam-Punalur Broad gauge line may be electrified. Sufficient provision may be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for the works.

6.Doubling of Railway Lines.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Member (Engineering) of Railway Board stated that the target date of completion of doubling from Mavelikkara to Chengannur is 31.03.2012, that the doubling work of Harippad-Ambalapuzha sector will commence from January 2012 and that the doubling work of Managalore-Shornur sector will commence from January 2012.
Land for doubling of Mulanthuruthy-Kuruppanthura in Ernakulam district, Harippad-Ambalappuzha in Alappuzha district and Chengannur-Chingavanam in Pathanamthitta district have been acquired and handed over to Railways. The doubling works in these sectors and the remaining works in Mangalore- Shornur sector are to be expedited and completed by Railways. Sanction for the doubling of Ambalappuzha-Thuravoor section and Thiruvananthapuram – Kanyakumari line is pending.
The peg-marking of the alignment for doubling of Ernakulam-Kumbalam line in Ernakulam district and Kumbalam-Thuravoor line in Alappuzha district is to be completed by Railways.
The above matters may be addressed effectively in the Railway Budget 2012-13 by providing sufficient budgetary provision for the time-bound completion of the doubling works.

7. Conversion of Meter Gauge to Broad Gauge.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Member (Engineering) of Railway Board stated that the conversion of gauge in Punalur-Shencotta sector will be completed by the end of 2014 or early 2015 and that the conversion of gauge in Pollachi-Palakkad sector is expected to be completed by 31.03.2012.
The gauge conversion in the Palakkad-Pollachi and Punalur- Shencotta sections is to be completed urgently and sufficient provision may therefore be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for completing the works.

8. Construction of ROBs.
In order to ensure timely completion of ROB works in the State, the following steps may be taken:
The share of Railways may be increased from 50% to 80% in respect of ROBs;
• Construction of ROBs in the State may be done through a single agency to ensure timely completion.
• The MOU with RBDCK may be extended by Railways for all ROB works;
• Reimbursement process has to be speeded up to avoid interest payments;
• For reimbursement the certification by AG as per the provisions of the MOU is very time consuming and it creates delays in the reimbursement. A suitable alternate and fast mechanism may be provided for by amending the MOU.
• Non-MOU ROBs may also be included in the MOU through a rider agreement so that the reimbursement is not delayed in such cases;
• The cost of LA for the construction of ROBs may be met by the Railways;
• An advance amount of `100.00 crores, as already proposed, may be provided;
• The construction of ROB / FOB/ Underpass at Nadakkavu, Palakkad is an urgent necessity in the wake of the accident that claimed the lives of five children;
• ROBs are urgently needed at Nadaal, Thazhechovva, Pappinisseri, Payyannur, Padannakkad, Kallumala, Mainagappally, Avaneeswaram, Kavalpura Junction, Ellampalloor, Arumurikkada, Ollal, Kilikolloor and Kunnathu Vathukal;
• ROBs at Cheruvathur, Shiriya (Kumbla), Chemborrichal, Arayi and Kanjanhad and Under pass at Vadakumbad are to be reconstructed immediately.
Sufficient provisions may be made for the above in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

9. Shortage in number of Coaches and dilapidated condition of Coaches in use.
Most of the passenger trains, plying the in Kerala are run with insufficient number of coaches. This leads to heavy rush of passengers, rise in demand for reservation in all trains, inadequate time for proper cleaning and disinfecting the coaches resulting in untidy and unhealthy coaches infested with rats and cockroaches, further worsening the condition of existing coaches. Even in the case of long distance trains from Kerala old and worn out coaches are being used in large numbers. In the meeting of Hon’ble Union Minister (Railways) and Hon’ble Chief Minister on 19.09.2011, the Chairman Railway Board stated that request for additional coaches will be considered.
In the circumstances, all the old and worn out rolling stock may be withdrawn and newly built modern coaches may be provided. Coaches from passenger trains withdrawn in lieu of MEMU services may be deployed to boost the rake size of long distance trains experiencing congestion. Additional coaches may be immediately deployed to boost the rake size of long distance trains to their maximum composition.
Sufficient funds may be specifically provided for the purposes in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

10. Operating Old Ernakulam Terminus Station (ERG) as Suburban Train Hub.
MEMU services can be easily based at Ernakulam South for bi-directional services by restoring the existing infrastructure at Ernakulam Terminus Station (ERG) as a Passenger Train Terminal. ERG had functioned as a Goods Terminal till the year 2000 and was abandoned when a Goods shed was started at Marshalling Yard (MYD).
ERG has all facilities including parcel office, post and telegraph office, steam shed, water filling, coach maintenance etc. If this terminal is restored as a Passenger Train Terminal, Ernakulam South Station can be utilized as a MEMU hub for suburban services, it will solve the urban traffic congestion in Kochi city to a great extent. There is ample land at the Terminal to establish a Zonal office, Booking Counter, Parking accommodation etc. Ernakulam Terminus Station (ERG) may be revived and developed as a Passenger Train Terminal.

11. Formation of a Peninsular Railway Zone.
A separate Railway Zone with Head Quarters in the State comprising of adjacent divisions in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu has been unanimously found to be the ideal solution for properly addressing and resolving the various operational issues and for ensuring the delivery of prompt, efficient and satisfactory service. A separate Zone would also ensure that the future demands of the State are properly resolved. In the meeting on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union Minister has assured that the demand for a separate zone will be considered.
Sufficient funds may be provided in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for setting up the Peninsular Railway Zone.



12. Railway Medical College at Thiruvananthapuram declared in the Railway Budget 2010-2011.
According to the announcement by Railways, the project is to be implemented in Thiruvananthapuram. In the meeting on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union Minister explained that the budget announcement regarding the Medical College was that, wherever railways have spare land, that land would be earmarked for setting up medical colleges, diagnostics centres, nursing colleges etc. The implementing agency would be the Ministry of Health (MOH). State Government can also give land. It will be on a PPP mode and MOH will find the PPP partner and implement it. The matter may be examined and provisions made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 so that the project work can be started.

13. Construction/Survey of New Railway Lines
In the meeting of Union MOR with the Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Member (Engineering) of Railway Board stated that the surveys of railway lines announced this year will be competed next year.
The land acquisition for the Angamaly-Sabari railway line is included under Fast Track Project (FTP) of Government of Kerala. An amount of `152.57 Crores is urgently required for the payment of compensation for LA in Ernakulam district alone. Railways prefer the conventional mode of land acquisition (LA) rather than the Fast Track Project mode adopted by State Government. In the letter dated 22.12.2011 (Annexure-II), the Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways has proposed that the State Government may bear at least 50% of the cost in respect of the Sabari Line. In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union MOR stated in respect of land acquisition for Angamaly-Sabari railway line, the MOR would sit with the members of the Railway Board and take a proactive decision regarding adoption of FTP for land acquisition. Railways may relax its stands and adopt FTP for LA in the light of the fact that the proposed amendments in LA Act will cost the Indian Railways almost six times the fair value.
The alignment of Angamaly- Erumely Line in Kottayam District is yet to be finalized. Insufficient provision in the Railway Budget is the main deterrent in satisfying the demands for optimum compensation to the public whose land is acquired for the project.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Member (Engineering) of Railway Board stated that the work of Angamaly-Kalady sector is likely to be completed by 30.06.2012. Therefore sufficient funds may be in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for the Angamaly-Sabari railway line.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union MOR stated that the model to be adopted for the Thalassery-Mysore railway line would be decided in a meeting with Minister of State for Railways and Chairman, Railway Board at New Delhi.
The alignment of Guruvayoor - Thirunavaya Railway Line in Malappuram District is yet to be finalized. Railways may finalize the alignment of Guruvayoor - Thirunavaya Railway Line in Malappuram District.
The survey for the Nilambur Road-Sulthan Bathery-Nanjangud Town Rail line is over. It is known that Ministry of Railways and Planning Commission have accorded in principle approval for the project. Sufficient budgetary provisions may be made.
The survey of Erumeli-Punalur-Thiruvananthapuram may be done to reduce traffic congestion in the main line.
Survey for railway line linking Kannur airport at Mattannur may be included in the Railway Budget 2012-13.
The survey of Kochi-Madurai Railway line via Idukki has been completed. Provision in Railway Budget 2012-13 is necessary for undertaking the works.
Feasibility of an alignment east of the Thiruvananthapuram city that meets the main line at Nemom may be examined for potential use as a commuter ring line in Thiruvananthapuram.
Project for adding a third line between Balaramapuram and Kazhakkottam may be under taken immediately.
Feasibility study for doubling of line between Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari may be updated with traffic estimates from the Vizhinjam deep sea port.
Feasibility study is to be conducted in association with the Container Corporation of India (ConCor) for the establishment of a dedicated container train services from Vizhinjam to various Inland Container Depots in South India;
Calicut City – Calicut Airport – Malappuram - Angadipuram-Ottappalam/ Palakkad rail connectivity may be improved.
Sufficient provision may therefore be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 for the above works.
The survey of the following new lines may be undertaken and adequate budgetary provisions may be made in the budget:
• Edappally- Guruvayoor;
• Nilambur- Nanjakode Line;
• Thalassery-Mysore Line;
• Kollankode-Thrissur;
• Kollengode- Palani;
• Kanhangad-Panathur-Kaniyur;
• Sabarimala- Chengannur;
• Angadippuram- Kozhikode;
• Extension of Sabari to Punalur-Thiruvananthapuram.

14. Coaching Depots / Pit Lanes/ Goods Shed.
Coaching depots at Kottayam and Nemom have been already sanctioned. Adequate land for the depot is available at Nemom and land is identified for the construction of the depot at Kottayam. There is also a rising demand for a coaching depot at Kannur and Calicut. Maintenance facility is urgently required at Kannur.
Pit lane has been sanctioned at Ernakulam and Kannur. The work of the pit lane at Kochuveli has to be started at the earliest. Adequate funds may be provided for the same.
A new Goods Shed at Kollam may be provided.
Goods Shed may be started at Kadakkavur since the one at Kochuveli is disbanded to accommodate passenger terminal.

15. Setting Up of a High Speed Rail Corridor from Mangalore to Thiruvananthapuram.

Railway Board has been requested to recommend and forward the application of Government of Kerala for JICA funding for the project. The matter may be expedited. Railways may extend cooperation to set up the project.

16. Security in Trains.
Security in long distance trains especially in ladies compartment has to be strengthened in the light of various incidents reported recently. Sufficient funds may be specifically provided for the same in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

17. Transfer of 18.5 Cents of Railway land to Corporation of Kollam for Construction of Underpass.
The construction of the underpass at Chinnakkada cannot be delayed further on account of technical matters since the larger public interest is at stake. The matter may be expedited for effecting early transfer of the railway land.

18. Super Specialty Hospital.
A Super Specialty Hospital may be constructed at Cheriyanadu near Chengannur in 48 acres of Railway land is proposed. Necessary provision may be made in the railway budget 2012-13.

19. Bottling Plant at Thiruvananthapuram.
No action has been initiated by Railways to implement the Project since its announcement. Kadakkavur is proposed for the same since it was once a water filling station for steam engines. The matter may be examined and provisions may be made in the Railway Budget 2012-13 so that the project work can be started immediately.

20. Upgradation of the Thiruvananthapuram and four other Railway Stations to International Standards.

In the meeting on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union Minister stated that World class station is not a mere up-gradation of the station. What is being done in Mumbai in this regard is a model. It has to be on a PPP mode and it would generate employment for the local people.
The declared upgradations of Railway stations in the State may be sufficiently provided for in the Railway Budget 2012-13. In this context, it may be noted that the Kannur and Kottayam Railway Stations too require to be upgraded to international standards. Sufficient funds may be earmarked for the works in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

21. Dedicated High Speed Corridor.
The pre-feasibility study for setting up the Chennai-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Ernakulam-Thiruvananthapuram High Speed Railway Corridor may be undertaken and sufficient funds may be provided for the project in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

22. Passenger Amenities.
It has been observed that the non availability of budgetary provisions is the major reason for the lack of passenger amenities felt in most of the trains and railway stations in the state. The following urgent works, may be undertaken:
• All railway stations in the State may be assessed and basic amenities like, FOBs, platform roofing, lengthening of platforms, providing drinking water, shelters, toilets etc. may be provided wherever found lacking;
• Railways may permit MPLAD funds for providing basic amenities like toilets, drinking water etc. at Railway Stations;
• Waiting rooms may be provided at all railway stations for ladies with toilet and security arrangements;
• Free Wi-Fi services may be introduced in association with a telecom operator such as BSNL at all major Railway Stations in the State;
• Adequate maintenance and cleaning staff may be posted at all Railway stations in the State;
• Height of platforms may be increased in Kadakkavur and Chirayinkil Railway stations. Platform roof may also be extended providing shelter to passengers from the sun and rain;
• Some rakes coming to Thiruvananthapuram Central station may be sent to Kochuveli to free up space at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Construction of one island platform at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Digital information displays and coach number displays at all platforms at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Improvement of exterior lighting at the main terminal and Powerhouse entry complex at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Northern access gate on Thampanoor side may be made operational at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Extension of North pedestrian over bridge out to the Thampanoor-Overbridge road and further to the upcoming modern Thampanoor bus terminal at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Installation of escalator and elevator (universal accessibility) in at least one pedestrian over bridge at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Construction of a Multi Level Car Park on land currently used as a surface parking lot on the Thampanoor side on a PPP, without capital investment from the Railways; similar project may be taken up on Powerhouse side at Thiruvananthapuram Central;
• Conduct feasibility and master plan study for complete development of Thiruvananthapuram Central including at least 10-12 platforms as well as commercial development of the Powerhouse side, after Coach Care Centre is shifted to Nemom;
• The Thiruvananthapuram Central station is already saturated and therefore the development of Kochuveli as a second terminal is essential to introduce new trains. Kochuveli terminal is very important from the national defence point of view for Army movements from military station at Pangode;
• Completion of foot over bridge spanning the Kochuveli terminal in order to allow access from the Veli-All Saints’ College road at Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Funds may be allotted for construction of at least five stabling lines on an urgent basis at Kochuveli to allow the transfer of parked rakes from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Provide digital information and coach number display systems on all platforms at Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Provide high mast lights and street lights to properly illuminate station premises at Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Construct at least covered two bus bays for the dedicated KSRTC buses operating to the at Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Expand reservation counter and provide more passenger amenities at at Kochuveli Railway Station;
• Kochuveli Railway Station to be named “Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli”, preferably with a more intuitive station code such as “TVK”;
• Sufficient funds may be allotted for construction of at least five stabling lines at Nemom Railway Station;
• Provision of surface parking facilities at Nemom Railway Station;
• Nemom Railway Station may be renamed as “Thiruvananthapuram Nemom”, possibly with station code “TVN”;
• The Master Plan for developing Balaramapuram Railway Station into a world class cargo and container facility for the Vizhinjam deep water Port is to be completed;
• Kollam Railway station needs urgent renovation. Around 85 acres of railway land is available in Kollam. The old Railway Station has become the camp of anti social elements. Shopping complexes may be put up by Railways. The Kollam Railway Station has only one Foot Over Bridge. More FOBs may be provided at the Kollam Railway Station;
• Eravipuram railway station may be developed as a Satellite station of Kollam Railway station;
• Foot Over Bridges may be provided at Murukkumpuzha, Varkala and Nemom;
• Platform shelters may be constructed at Kollam, Mayyanad, Paravoor, Perinad, Kilikolloor and Kundara Railway Stations;
• New Railway Station may be constructed at Punalur;
• Provision may be made to establish a Multi facility complex connected to Kayamkulam Railway station;
• Chengannur Railway Station may be upgraded as a World Class Railway Station;
• In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union MOR announced that a pilgrim centre would be set up in Kottayam Railway Station;
• The first platform at Mavelikkara Railway Station is in a dilapidated condition and requires urgent upgradation.
• The railway stations at Valapadanam, Dharmadom Edakkad and Munrothuruthu require urgent upgradation;
• Kottarakkara Railway station and Wadakkancherry railway station may be declared as Adarsh Station;
• Vatakara, Thalassery and Quilandy railway stations have been declared as Adarsh Stations. Hence sufficient provisions may be made to effect the upgradation;
• Fourth platform may be provided at Kannur and Mangalore railway stations;
• FOBs may be provided at Nileswar, Cheruvathur, Kannapuam Railway Stations;
• West Hill Railway Station may be elevated as Calicut North Railway Station;
• A ramp is urgently required at Palakkad Railway Station;
• The information centre at Calicut Railway Station may be relocated;
• Improvement of Feroke Railway Station may be undertaken including Roofing ;
• Provision for TTE sleeper depot at Calicut Station;
• Provision of full platform roofing at Calicut station;
• Provision for shifting of Elathur Railway gate may be provided;
• Spot roofing at Elathur and West Hill Railway Station;
• Parcel Service facility may be restarted at Wadakkancherry Railway station;
• Construction of triangular Railway Station at Shornur;
• Renovation work of smaller Railway Stations/ train halts at Jagannath Temple gate, Mukkali, Nadapuram Road, Iringal and Vellarakad has to be taken up on a priority basis;
• Toilet and drinking water facilities may be provided at Kannapuram, Pazhayangadi, Ezhimala, Payyannur, Thrikaripur, Chandera, Cheruvathur, Nileshwar, Kanjanhad, Bekal Fort, Kottikkulam, Kalanad, Kasaragod, Kumbla, Uppala and Manjeshwar Railway Stations;
• Vehicle parking areas must be developed at Payyannur, Cheruvathur, Nileshwar, Pazhayangadi Railway Stations;
• Additional reservation counter facility may be provided at Nileshwar, Kanjanhad, Kasaragod and Payyannur Railway Stations;
• Platforms at Exzhimala and Nileshwar Railway Stations may be renovated;
• The office building of Ezhimala, Bekal Fort and Kumbla Railway Stations may be renovated;
• Kasargod Railway Station may be developed as an Adarsh station as announced earlier;
• Payyanur and Kanjanhad Railway Stations may be developed into its declared status of B class stations;
• Multiplex complexes for Kannur and Palakkad Railway Stations may be constructed;
• 12 passenger trains, 2 Rajya Rani Express trains, FCI Goods Tran, Ballast Train run in the 66 KM Shornur-Nilambur line. A new 20 BCN Goods shed has also been sanctioned. There are only two crossing stations in the route. Lack of adequate crossing stations and critical block section between Shornur and Angadippuram leads to frequent late running of commuter trains and operational difficulties. New crossing station at Kulukallur at Km. 14 is therefore necessary;
• New RPF outposts at Angadippuram and Nilambur may be provided;
• Regrading of track to prevent wheel slips is necessary since wheel slips occur regularly in Nilambur section;
• Complete Track and sleeper renewal between Melattur and Nilambur was sanctioned in the 2011-12 Rail budget. The works may be started at the earliest;
• Construction of 650 m Railroad at Calicut may be undertaken;
• Lights and fans may be switched on in the platforms of railway stations during late evening and nights, well before the arrival of trains. These may be switched off, only after all the passengers leave the platform.
The other matters which require budgetary provision are detailed below:
• The infrastructure and curriculum of the Railway Higher Secondary School, Hemambika Nagar, Kallekulangara, Olavakkode, Palakkad may be improved. Steps to close the school down may be stopped;
• A full fledged Railway Hospital may be provided at Kollam;
• The Fly Over Bridge near SP office, Kollam is to be urgently completed;
• The unmanned level crossing in the Engineering Gate at Perinad Railway Station may be manned with a gate keeper;
• An entrance to the public may be provided in the western and eastern sides of Overhead Foot Path Bridge exiting in the northern side of the Perinad railway station;
• Sufficient funds may be earmarked to ensure that all coaches are cleaned and disinfested as per schedule;
• In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union MOR agreed to the request for allowing non-licensed food vendors to sell food stuff to the passengers till the Railways could ensure availability of food at reasonable prices to all train passengers through licensed vendors. The vendor license issue may be resolved so that drinking water and food are available in the platform for train passengers at reasonable rates;
• The quality of pantry services may be improved in the trains so as to ensure timely serving of quality of food at reasonable rates;
• Catering services may be started at all major and medium railway stations using Kudumbasree which will also act as a safety measure for lady passengers;
• Dry washing of blankets provided in A/C coaches may be done.

23. New Trains / Starting of services of declared trains / Extensions / Conversions / Increasing frequency of trains.

The following new trains may be provided for in the Railway Budget 2012-13:
• A Duronto Express between Thiruvananthapuram and Banglore on a daily basis;
• An Express train to Bangalore from Thiruvananthapuram;
• A daily Express train from Thiruvananthapuram to New Delhi;
• An Express train from Thiruvananthapuram to Hyderabad;
• A daily train from Kochuveli to Bangalore;
• A daily Superfast train from Kochuveli to Secunderabad;
• An Express train from Kollam to Ajmer;
• An Express train from Kollam to Goa;
• An Express train from Kollam to Velankanni;
• A daily Express train to Mumbai from Thiruvananthapuram through the Konkan railway line;
• An Express train from Mangalore to Hyderabad;
• A train connecting Calicut to Vasco;
• A night Express from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram;
• A train to Guruvayoor via Kottayam;
• A train A train via Kayamkulam & Kottayam to Coimbatore ;
• An Intercity between Calicut and Erode;
• A train from Mangalore to Madurai;
• Train from Punalur to Thiruvananthapuram;
• A Goa-Chennai train via Konkan;
• Train for Beypore-Calicut connectivity;
• Passenger train from Kannur to Mangalore;
• Passenger train from Calicut to Mangalore;
• MEMU services between Palakkad and Ernakulam;
• MEMU services between Palakkad and Mangalore;
• MEMU services between Kollam and Nagercoil;
• MEMU services in Thiruvananthapuram-Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram-Ernakulam routes;
• A daytime train from Nilambur to Coimbatore;
• New trains for connecting the State with the North Indian states of Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh etc.

• Twelve trains were announced in the Railway Budget 2011-12. Of these, Ernakulam-Bangalore weekly Super fast Express, Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Express, Rajya - Rani Express, Bhav Nagar-Kochuveli Express, Bilaspur –Ernakulam Superfast, and Mangalore-Palakkad Intercity have started services. The services of the remaining trains are to be started urgently.
Extensions of existing trains, described below may be provided for in the Railway Budget 2012-13:
• Yashwantpur Express may be extended to Puttaparthi from Yashwantpur.
• Mumbai-Ernakulam and New Delhi-Ernakulam Duronto Express train may be extended to Thiruvananthapuram;
• Bilaspur-Tirunelveli (12787/12788) and Bilaspur-Ernakulam (22815-22816) Super fast expresses may be extended to Ambikapur, where large number of Keralites are residing.
• Ernakulam-Kottayam passenger train may be extended to Kanyakumari;
• Ernakulam-Kannur Intercity train (16305-16306) may be extended to Mangalore;
• Alappuzha-Kannur Executive may be extended upto Mangalore;
• Yashwathpur-Kannur Express (16527-16528) via Palakkad may extended up to Mangalore;
• Ernakulam-Kottayam passenger at 7.00 p.m may be extended to Kayamkulam;
• Nagur-Velankanni Tea Garden train may be extended to Thiruvananthapuram;
• Madurai-Kollam train may be extended to Punalur;
• Mangala Express, idling at Ernakulam for more than 12 hours may be extended to Thiruvananthapuram;
• Passenger trains ending at Kayamkulam may be extended to Kollam;
• Passenger trains from Thiruvananthapuram, ending at Kayamkulam, may be extended to Kottayam;
The following conversion of existing trains and adjustments in train timings to optimize services may be provided for in the Railway Budget 2012-13:
• The Rajya Rani Express, from Nilambur to Thiruvananthapuram is running as a Link to Amritha Express. The Rajya Rani Express may be made an independent train;
• Yashwantpur (Bangalore) train from Kochuveli may be run on a daily basis;
• Chandigarh Sampark Kranti Express may be run on a daily basis;
• Thiruvananthapuram-Nizamuddin Rajadhani Express may be run on a daily basis;
• Calicut- Thiruvananthapuram Jan Satabdi may be made daily;
• Duronto to Ernakulam and Garib rath to Kochuveli may be run daily;
• Frequency of Garib Rath trains operating out of Kochuveli may be increased and timing adjusted such that trains arrive in Thiruvananthapuram on or before 10 a.m;
• Frequency of Maru Sagar Express may be increased to thrice in a week instead of once a week;
• Frequency of Madgaon Express may be increased;
• The timing of trains between Kollam and Punalur is not convenient for commuters. Trains may be re-scheduled and Madurai-Kollam passenger train may be extended to Punalur;
• The long distance trains may stop at Kochuveli so that at least one train stops in either direction every 30 min-1 hour, which will reduce congestion at Thiruvananthapuram Central station.

24. PRS.
In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the the Hon’ble MOR had stated that wherever space is provided by the State Government, PRS would be allotted.
PRS in two places of each MP constituency as promised in the Railway Budget 2011-12 should be implemented.
Starting of a Railway ticket Reservation Counter in the Secretariat premises had been promised by the Union Railway Minister on 19.09.2011. It may be started.
PRS may be allotted at Pathanapuram in Kollam and Wadakkencherry in Palakkad.
The reservation timing at Wadakkancherry, Thrissur may be rescheduled into two shifts from 8 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm for getting the benefit of Tatkal reservation.
A new building for the reservation centre at Chengannur Railway Station may be constructed.
More reservation counters and ticket counters are needed at Calicut Railway Station.
Apart from the above, the Hon’ble M.Ps have raised the following matters, regarding allotment of stops and increase in halt time of trains. These issues may also be addressed by the Ministry of Railways.
• In busy stations like Ernakulam Junction, the trains stop for hardly five minutes for hundreds of passengers to get down and a similar number to get in simultaneously. This may even lead to very fatal accidents like falling from the trains. It may be specially ensured that in such busy stations, all trains should stop for at least 8-10 minutes;
• Stops may be allotted for all long distance trains and passenger trains in Aluva considering it to be the gateway to Idukki district;
• Stops for 8 long distance trains are required at Mavelikkara Railway Station;
• In the meeting of Union MOR with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011, the Hon’ble Union MOR stated stops would be allotted for all trains at Varkala during the pilgrim seasons at Sivagiri;
• Stops may be allotted for Parasuram Express (16349,16350) at Chirayinkil and Paravoor, for Sabari Express (17229,17230) at Murukkumpuzha, Maveli Express ( 16603, 16604) at Kadakkavur, Jansatabdi via Kottayam (12081,12082) at Sivagiri (Varkala), Amritha Express (16343,16344) and Parasuram (16349,16350) at Paravoor, Vanchinad Express (16303, 16304) and Venad Express (16301,16302 at Mayyanad, and Kollam Madurai Paseenger (56700,56701) at Nemom;
• All trains may be allotted stops at Mulakunnathukavu, Thrissur and Vallathol Nagar railway stations;
• Stops may be provided for Kochuveli-Bangalore express (16315-16316), Kochuveli-Yashwantpur Garib Rath (12257-12258) at Kayamkulam.
It may be noted that many of the declarations and promises made by MOR during the meeting of Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways with Chief Minister of Kerala on 19.09.2011 remain to be fulfilled. A copy of the minutes is enclosed for ready reference as Annexure-III. The Ministry of Railways may consider all the above matters and ensure that sufficient provisions are included in the Railway Budget 2012-13.
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This was posted earlier. I guess you should check and post news items. And that too it is an old news, posted well before the budget session. And sadly none of the requests were given importance
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Congress lead Kerala Government is putting huge effort to form a new Zone called Peninsular Zone comprising TVC,PGT and MDU Division.
Chances of Bringing Mangalore with this Zone is getting diminished due to strong opposition from Dakshina Kannada hence MDU is brought in the Bracket.
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Jegan_TS wrote:
Congress lead Kerala Government is putting huge effort to form a new Zone called Peninsular Zone comprising TVC,PGT and MDU Division.
Chances of Bringing Mangalore with this Zone is getting diminished due to strong opposition from Dakshina Kannada hence MDU is brought in the Bracket.


good only in that case. If KR is also added after its term is over, then Mangalore wud come along anyways.
It is enough that we Keralites get our own ZOne HQed at TVC than to rot under all the politics by the chennai centric SR who steals out all funds for Kerala Projects to TN...
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If they give this long list, Mr. Dinesh Trivedi would have cursed the Railway person who planned his trip to Kerala.

It is surprising to see why MDU division name is appearing here, instead of SA division, which had more rationale as it was under a division in Kerala.

I fully support Kerala to get its own zone without including Tamilnadu areas. As Southern Railways is growing interms of track KM, Tamilnadu needs its own zone, similar to Karnataka and Andhra.
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sc_shankar wrote:
If they give this long list, Mr. Dinesh Trivedi would have cursed the Railway person who planned his trip to Kerala.

It is surprising to see why MDU division name is appearing here, instead of SA division, which had more rationale as it was under a division in Kerala.

I fully support Kerala to get its own zone without including Tamilnadu areas. As Southern Railways is growing interms of track KM, Tamilnadu needs its own zone, similar to Karnataka and Andhra.


Yes. It is quite surprising to see that MDU Division is being dragged. Is this a way to pull it into the discussions and then take out the portions of it and create the new zone?
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In my opinion, each state should have a Zonal Railway to operate within its own territories; and the name of each zone should be such that Kerala Railways, Tamil Nadu Railways, etc.etc.

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Happened to see this at Ernakulam Junction
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