Mangalore, July 3: MP Nalin Kumar Kateel inaugurated Passenger Reservation System (PRS), a railway ticket reservation centre of southern railway here on Thursday July 3 at the DC office premises.
At his inaugural speech, Nalin Kumar Kateel said that, “the people of the region have been demanding an increase in the number of railway ticket reservation centres in the city. Through this PRS, we have fulfilled the demands of the people to a certain extent. I have released Rs 5 lac from my MP fund towards this centre. There were also complaints that there was only Malayalam speaking people in the reservation centres in Mangalore which created communication gap.
“Kannada speaking people will be given priority to work in these centres. Nearly 4 lac railway tickets are booked in Mangalore annually, out of which nearly 1 lac are online bookings. We expect nearly 1 lac ticket bookings in the PRS counters. People should make use of this counter as it is in a very convenient location,” he said.
He also informed that, “The counter will work on general shift timings, from 8 am to 8 pm. Union railway minister D. V. Sadananda Gowda has given three gifts to the people of DK district; a railway stop at Neralakatte, a stop at Edamangala from July 5, and the third is the PRS centre in Mangalore.”
“There are nearly a thousand PRS centres to be started in India and every MP is allowed to start one centre in his constituency,” said Mohan K Menon, additional divisional railway manager, Palakkad division.
Senior divisional commercial manager, Dhananjay, ADC Sadashiva Prabhu and many others were present.