The Thanjavur District Railway Users Association (TANDRUA) has reiterated its demand to the railway administration for direct train connectivity to Mumbai from Thanjavur.
A resolution to this effect was passed at the 59th annual general body meeting of the association that was held at Kumbakonam on Sunday.
The association through another resolution urged the railway administration to operate a special train from Tiruchi to Tirupati via Thanjavur and Kumbakonam for the annual brahmotsavam at Tirumala next month.
Introduction of a daily overnight train between Karaikudi and Tambaram via Peravurani, Pattukottai and Adhirampattinam and extending the operation of the much patronised Secunderabad- Rameswaram-Secunderabad expresses (Train No. 07685/07686), which connects important pilgrim centres such as Tirupati, Tiruvannamalai, Chidambaram, Kumbakonam and Thanjavur were among other resolutions passed during the meeting.
It also demanded the railway administration to extend the Thanjavur-Mayiladuthurai passenger up to Villupuram as passengers travelling short distance to Vaithiswarankoil, Sirkali, Chidambaram, Cuddalore and Panruti find it hard to board the Cholan express as it had only two general coaches.
The association has also urged the railway administration to issue identity cards to persons with disabilities at the respective railway station itself instead of at the divisional railway office in Tiruchi. Association secretary A. Giri presented the annual report during the meeting, a press release from the association said.