Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is all set to write to the Centre against its decision of introducing private trains in Thiruvanathapuram—Earnakulum route.
The letter will question the turning of public enterprises into profit-centric systems that might keep common people at bay.
Much as offering great services, private trains charge heavy rates; instead of railways’ telescopic rates that diminish with distance travelling, the cutthroat new system will charge more with increasing rush of passengers.
Kerala will stress its stance that privatization is against the interests of the passengers. The letter will seek the Centre to allot more trains to the state, given its tracks are not privatized.
There exist misgivings that plying private trains might obstruct the smooth running of other trains.
However, processes are on in Southern Railway to introduce private trains into the state.