Mangalore: The newly constituted Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (DRUCC) meeting was held at Railway Divisional Office Palakkad today (23rd July 2013).
This is 149th meeting of DRUCC. There are 19 members in the committee and they are the representatives of Members of Parliament, Chamber of Commerce, Merchants Association, Railway Passenger Associations, Association for Physically Challenged etc. Tenure of this committee is for two years. These members are newly nominated and this is the first meeting of this committee. Out of 19 members 14 members attended the meeting. Since it is the first meeting of committee, the members introduced themselves and elected K N Ganesan, representing Tirur Chamber of Commerce as their representative to Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (ZRUCC) which is functioning at Southern Railway Head Quarters, Chennai.
Piyush Agarwal, Chairman of DRUCC and Divisional Railway Manger, Palakkad presided over the function, in his presidential address he said that the members of DRUCC are ears and eyes of railways and requested the members to help railways by giving valuable suggestions to improve the passenger amenities in the division. P A Dhanajayan, Sr.Divisional Commercial Manager welcomed the Members and briefed about Palakkad division through power point presentation. Mohan A Menon, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Palakkad delivered the vote of thanks. Senior officers of Palakkad division participated in the meeting.