THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kanyakumari district railway users association has demanded the extension of Poorna express (Pune -Ernakulam express) train to Kanyakumari via Thiruvananthapuram. There is a pressing need to operate a train from Vasco-Da-Gama (Goa) to Kanyakumari. At present no direct daily overnight train service is available between Kanyakumari and northern part of Kerala and Dakshina Kannada region which includes Mangalore, Karwar and Goa, said S R Sreeram, association president.
Kanyakumari is frequented by foreign tourists and Goa is yet another place of interest. But these tourists intending to travel from Kanyakumari to Goa and vice versa suffer because of the absence of a direct daily train, said P Edward Jeni, secretary of the association.