Human Train seeks revival of old railway station

humantrainA ‘human train’ was formed demanding the revival of the old railway station near the High Court premises here on Thursday.

As many as 600 persons participated in the protest.

The ‘train’ began from the old railway station to Pachalam.  P Rajeeve MP inaugurated the function.  GCDA chairman N Venugopal and Charles Dias MP were present. Members of the Old Railway Station Vikasana Samithi, which had organised the protest, including scretary M R Rajendran Nair, general convener K P Hariharakumar and joint conveners Kuruvilla Mathews and C G Rajagopal were present.

The functioning of the station, which was a terminus for freight traffic, was halted a few decades back.

However, demands are on to revive the station as a passenger train hub. Recently, the Railways had submitted a proposal of `100 cr to the Railway Board to revive the station.