Daijiworld Media Network-Mangaluru (RJP)
Mangaluru, Apr 19: The state High Court (HC) on Tuesday April 18, allowed Udupi Railway Passengers Association to file objection regarding its service to a city station. The Kudla Express train had an original plan to extend its service to Mangaluru Central Railway Station (Hampanakatta). But later it was decided to run the train between Mangaluru Junction (Kankanady) and Yashwantpur in Bengaluru.
Udupi Railway Passengers Association had complained to the HC that during a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Association earlier, Railways had stated in an affidavit dated March 7 that service will be extended to Mangaluru Central with effect from March 31. But from the day the train was flagged off recently by the railway minister, it ran between Mangaluru Junction and Yashwantpur only.
The advocate representing the Association brought this fact to the notice of the court on Tuesday April 18 and said that the railways gave wrong information to the honourable court. On that basis, the advocate pleaded the court to allow filing objections. The court allowed the complainants to file objections regarding the matter.
Association president R L Dais has stated that he will visit Bengaluru soon and hold talks with his advocate for further action.
Ramesh Puttige is the advocate for the Udupi Railway Passengers Association.