Kerala should be informed about special trains beforehand: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Pinarayi Vijayan said Kerala was not informed when a special train from Mumbai left for the state capital on May 22.

Published: 24th May 2020 12:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2020 12:23 AM   |  A+A-

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (Photo | PTI)


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday urged the Railways to inform the state beforehand when special trains are allotted and the details of the passengers travelling.

The request was made by Vijayan in an e-mail to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

It was essential to have the list of passengers, details regarding their address, telephone numbers, as otherwise, it would adversely affect the government's fight against COVID-19, he stated.

Kerala was not informed when a special train from Mumbai left for the state capital on May 22, he said.

Information about the passengers was needed to make arrangements for health check-up and their onward journey and quarantine facilities, he said.

Kerala has seen a huge surge in coronavirus cases on Saturday with 62 fresh cases, including 49 returnees from abroad and other states, being reported.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp