The end of railway porters may be closer than ever

  • | Friday | 20th September, 2019

Prakash Swaminathan ByOnline DeskCHENNAI: In 2000, Prabhu Deva and Parthiban acted as railway porters in a movie titled ‘James Pandu’. The words 'railway station' once evoked the image of these very porters. In Chennai, be it the Egmore station or Central station, the men in red shirts still swarm the platforms the minute a train arrives. “The need for railway porters has reduced drastically. There are roughly 250 porters at Central station and 150 at Egmore station.

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