Erratic train schedules hit livelihood of passengers

  • | Wednesday | 22nd January, 2020

Unnikrishnan S ByExpress News ServiceTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Employees who depend on trains to reach office are likely to feel the pinch of the stricter attendance system the government is planning to introduce, due to erratic train schedules. The Thuravur jinxMainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) passengers who take the coastal route of Alappuzha to reach Ernakulam will be quite familiar with Thuravur railway station, located four stations before Ernakulam junction. Passengers are held up for 20-40 minutes daily in the morning and evening waiting for other trains to cross. “I lost two jobs in the last 10 years due to late arrival of trains to Ernakulam Junction. “The train is often overcrowded and we have to endure the wait at Thuravur, be it rain or sun,” said Udayakumar.

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