Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kerala not being served well by railways:G Sudhakaran

Thiruvanandapuram : The railways are short-changing Kerala while earning handsome revenue from the state, resulting in incidents like sunday's derailment,PWD Minister G Sudhakaran said. 
In a letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Sudhakaran expressed concern over the derailment of the Thiruvanandapuram-manglore express in Kerala and said the state had been treated unfairly in provision of infrastructure. 
"Kerala provides the biggest revenue to southern railway. But when it comes to Railway infrastructure, Kerala's need is always ignored" Sudhakaran wrote.
"The quality of the coaches on trains in Kerala is the worst. Then there are no timely repairs and maintenance of the track in the state.All this could be reason for frequent derailment" minister said. 
He sought Prabhu's intervention to see that the situation that caused the derailment was remedied and normal rail traffic was restored at the earliest. The railway should also investigate what caused the derailment, he said.

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