The Kanyakumari District Railway Users’ Association (KDRUA) has opposed the Southern Railway’s decision to divert Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram Ananthapuri Express, Chennai-Guruvayur Express and Madurai-Punalur Passenger via Nagercoil town railway station. It may be noted that the decision to operate these three trains from Nagercoil town was taken during the visit of Southern Railway General Manager Rakesh Mishra to the district on December 4.In a memorandum to Railway Minister Malliharjun Kharge, secretary of the KDRUA P. Edward Jeni said on behalf of the people of the district, the association had registered its opposition to this proposal.
No facilities:The association pointed out that Nagercoil town station had no facilities and was not fit to handle long-distance express or passenger trains.
In and around Thiruvananthapuram 3 terminals are developed in Kerala,At-least allow the Railways to develop 3 (Nagercoil Town,Thovalai and Aralvaymoli ) crossing stations with 24 coach accommodation and passenger facilities in and around Nagercoil. First Nagercoil Town station may be allowed to develop more and more facilities in bar with Nagercoil Junction.Like in Earnakulam Junction and Earnakulam Town station Nagercoil district people should utilize Nagercoil Junction and Nagercoil Town station so as to augment more and more trains in future from Junction and loco reversal at junction also eliminated.By this arrangement saved time and without operation difficulties such as who reverse the engine.Also may be demanded all the trains those skip Nagercoil Junction should be made permanent stoppages at Nagercoil Town and Thovalai station on both ways.