No Functional Toilet At Pettah Railway Station
I alight at Pettah every day. I am forced to use the toilet either in the train or at work. | Roy Das
On Dec 02, 2016


Trivandrum: Considering that the Pettah railway station is also within city limits, only a few trains have stops here. Many passengers alight here especially if one has to go towards Medical College towards the city side where you find government offices.

  To many this saves time and can really avoid the rush hour traffic at Thampanoor. A large number of passengers alight here especially from trains going towards Trivandrum central station from the north.

  Still the Pettah station lacks even basic facilities for passengers like a working toilet and a rest room. The station authorities have turned a deaf ear towards such needs. Though there are two rest rooms for passengers at the station; the one for women is functional with a toilet facility and is always open, but the rest room for men that has a toilet as well is always closed. There is also a pay and use toilet outside the main building of the station and is not functional. At the moment there is no toilet or rest room for men.

  A regular passenger Srikanth (29) from Punalur reacted, “I alight at Pettah every day as I work at the University which is closer from Pettah. I have tried to use the pay and use toilet a fewtimes. The condition was pathetic. Now it is not functional as well. Now I am forced to use the toilet either in the train or at work.”


  A sales representative from Karunagappally, Suresh (34), and a regular at Pettah station said, “The pay and use toilet doesn’t have water and the two Indian style WCs were filled with human excreta when I went there last.” He added that he has his breakfast at the flies-infested platform since the rest room for men is always closed.

  However, an official at the railway station assured that they are sorting out the issue and the pay and use toilet will be functional soon. The toilet has not been functional for a long time as per accounts of regular passengers.

Let’s wait and watch whether this would be sorted out soon.

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