Train commuters lauch magazine


At a function organised at Kannur Press Club here, Kerala Devoswom Minister Ramachandran Kadanappally released the magazine and handed over its first copy to Kannur station Manager P Rajan.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kadanappalli said the problems as well as enjoyment of life can be experienced only by travelling in the general compartment of trains.

Editor N K Murali said the magazine was released to protest the attack on passengers travelling in trains as there had been many instances of exploitation and harrassment.

The magazine was released by Kootayama, an unofficial association, which was formed in 2007. Though the association does not have any office bearers, it has members who are season ticket holders and passengers in trains.

The association had first brought out a magazine ”Pathikente Kayyopu” in 2009. After two years, the association decided to release a second magazine, in view of a woman passenger Soumya’s murder at Shoranur, while travelling in train.

Associate Editor Sreekanth G said the 100-page magazine that contained poems, stories and articles, was released within a short period of two months. It would be distributed free of cost as private circulation, he added.

The function began paying tributes to Soumya.