Jun 8, 2018

Kerala: Battery-run cars deployed at 9 railway stations

There is good news for elderly and physically-challenged persons arriving at railway stations as they can avail the facility of battery operated cars to move to platforms from main entrance. The Southern Railways has tied up with Maini Material Movements Pvt Ltd (MMM) to operate buggies at Ernakulam Junction (ERS), Thiruvananthapuram (TVC), Thrissur (TCR), Kollam Jn (QLN), Kottayam (KTYM), Alappuzha (ALP), Guruvayur (GUV), Nagercoil Jn and Kanniyakumari (CAPE).

An amount of Rs 30 will be charged per head per trip in main stations like TVC, QLN, KTYM, ERS and TCR while the ticket rate will be Rs 40 in all other stations. Three cars will be deployed in Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram. "There will be an option at the IRCTC website to book the buggy service in advance while booking train tickets," said Ernakulam Station Director R Harikrishnan while launching the services at Ernakulam Junction station.

Source - DC 

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