The sources indicated that the Railway Board is considering tweaking the age criteria for the senior citizen concession and extending it to only those above 70 years. This will limit the transporter's liability, they said.
When the boy's father was standing at the entrance of the Kozhikode railway station, he saw a stranger passing through the place by holding his son's hand.
A 16-year-old girl travelling from Ernakulam to Thrissur along with her father on the Thrissur Guruvayoor Express (the same old passenger train) was molested by a 6-member gang on the train, last week.
The first train along the new track would be Palaruvi Express from Palakkad Junction to Tirunelveli.
With the commissioning of the new Chingavanam – Kottayam – Ettumanoor double track, trains will no longer run through the Kottayam twin tunnels, which were built 65 years ago.
The double track will be inaugurated this month
Earlier, the Railway had stopped giving bedrolls and blankets to passengers as part of the COVID-19 containment measures.
In a quick rescue operation, RPF constable took the passenger in his arms, crossed the platforms in minutes to reach the entrance of the railway station and sent him in an ambulance to the hospital.
The engine and five wagons of a petroleum goods train derailed at 2 pm on Friday en route to Irumpanam.
A pod hotel has several small bed-sized capsules and provides affordable overnight accommodation.