Train Blockades to be conducted at Nagercoil Junction
kanniyakumari 2020 August 12 ;Discrimination of narrow minded Railway officials with hatred towards Tamilnadu People – Neglects and plans by proposals to make inconveniences and problems towards Tamilnadu districts and areas under Trivandrum Division.
1. Route Diversion Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh 15905/15906 express via. Madurai.
Recently the railway department announced to increase the frequency of Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh 15905/15906 weekly to daily service. I strongly oppose this decision. Also, I strongly oppose to long distance trains operating via. Kerala starting from Tamilnadu and dumping Kerala train for maintenance at Nagercoil/Tirunelveli. My constituency passengers need long distance trains only through via. Tirunelveli, Madurai, Chennai route.
During 2018-19 finical year, Nagercoil railway station has generated an income of Rs. 54, 88, 20,540. In April 2019, Nagercoil – Tambaram 22657/22658 tri-weekly express and Nagercoil – Tambaram 16191/16192 Antyodaya Exp were introduced from Nagercoil. After introducing these two trains, the revenue increased by 19% leading to a revenue of Rs. 65,83,33,55. This proves that railways can earn more revenue by operating more trains in Tamilnadu route than Kerala routes. Hence I would request the railway do route divert Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh 15905/15906 daily train via. Tirunelveli, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli and Chennai route which are really in need.
If the route diversion of this train is not possible then make the short termination of Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh 15905/15906 train at Kochuveli or Trivandrum. I would like to add one more suggestion is that to reduce the congestion of Trivandrum railway station I request to extend Trivandrum – Mangalore express 16347/16348 to Nagercoil. It would be highly appreciated if the above request is implemented.
2. Route Divert Kanniyakumari – Mumbai CST 16381/16382 Express via. Konkan Railway
It is worth to highlight that Kanniyakumari – Mumbai CST 16381/16382 Express train has lost its popularity due to its circuitous route with comparison of Konkan railway route. At the same time Konkan route trains to Mumbai from Mangalore, Ernakulam and Trivandrum are always running with huge waiting list. It indicates to need of additional daily trains to Mumbai via Konkan railway route, hence I request to route divert 16381/16382 Kanyakumari – Mumbai CST express via Konkan Railway route (Mangalore, Madgon)
I have requested the above mentioned demands multiple times for several years. If the two demands are not considered, I would take the necessary steps to organize the Train Blockade at Nagercoil Railway Jn, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, along with of all Members Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Kanyakumari district with public support.