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Aluva Residents' Bodies to Form Human Chain

Published: 16th May 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

ALUVA: The apex council of residents associations in Aluva will form a human chain around Aluva railway station and also in the town on May 28 demanding better facilities at the railway station and more stops for newly sanctioned trains from Kerala to other destination outside the state.

According to the office-bearers of the outfit, Aluva station is the gateway for the people in Idukki district where there are no railway lines. But the authorities have been neglecting the station even after it notched up third position in terms of revenue generation in the state, they alleged.

Over last one decade, the Railways has not sanctioned stops for around 24 trains that  pass through the station. Though the frequency and number of commuters travelling between Aluva and other places is increasing day by day in tune with rise in population, the authorities have been turning a blind to the demands of the passengers, they said in a statement.

A large number of passengers and employees of the Cochin International Airport depend upon Aluva railway station to reach the airport in order to bypass the heavy traffic along the national highway. To meet the demands of the swelling number of passengers, more facilities have to be introduced and the number of trains having stops here should also be increased, they demanded.

The association also urged authorities to construct an entrance on the western side of the station as it work towards the benefit of the people from Paravur, Nedumbasherry, Kurumasherry, and Kalamasherry. People from all walks of life will take part in the human chain that will help highlight various demands, they said.



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