Kozhikode: Union Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated and dedicated six facilities in Kerala, at a function held at the Kozhikkode Railway Station on September 26, 2016. Facilities outside Kozhikode were launched through video conferencing.
The facilities include laying of foundation stone for extension of foot overbridge at Kozhikkode Railway Station and, through video conferencing, dedication of Tiruvalla – Chengannur (9.6 km) section to the nation after doubling and electrification at Tiruvalla Railway Station, inauguration of new platform no.1 at Palakkad Jn Railway Station, inauguration of Wi-Fi services at Thrissur Railway Station, inauguration of escalator at Thrissur Railway Station and inauguration of escalator at Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.
Shri Thottathil Ravindran, Mayor of Kozhikkode; Shri M K Raghavan, MP and Shri O Rajagopal, MLA & former Union Minister of State for Railways, attended the function at Kozhikkode.
Shri Anto Antony, MP attended the function at Tiruvalla railway station.
V K Prashant, Mayor, Thiruvananthapuram and Shri C P Narayanan, M P attended the function at Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station.
Shri M B Rajesh, MP and K Santhakumari, Palakkad District Panchayat President attended the function at Palakkad Jn.
Ajitha Jayarajan, Mayor, Thrissur and Sheela Vijayakumar, Thrissur District Panchayat President attended the function at Thrissur railway station.
Vashishta Johri, General Manager, Southern Railway; Naresh Lalwani, Divisional Railway Manager and senior railway officers were present at the function at Kozhikkode.