Kerala P and T Joint Circle Conference was going to be held at Kollam on 13 -16 of May 1992. I had to attend. Chennai comrades wanted me to cover Chennai on the way and to attend some meetings. Hence started from New Delhi at 22.30 hours on 7th May by T.Nadu Express along with Com.K.M.Pillai. Some CITU books given by Com. E.Balanandan to be delivered to Kerala. I spent time reading a Sherlock Holmes purchased from Railway Station.
Unfortunately there was a serious accident on Uppal – Warangal route, before our train reached Warangal. All trains were delayed for many hours. Food supply affected. No food in the night. The train which was to reach at Madras in the morning, reached there by 22.30 on 9th, delayed by 10 hours.
Com. J.Renganathan, Federal Councillor, C.K.Narasimhan, Hariharan and other leaders were waiting at the station. They were disappointed. All the three meetings and receptions arranged in Madras, expecting that we will reach there in the morning had to be cancelled. What to do!
Of course, we had discussion next day morning in which Coms. A.K.Saramma, All India vice-President, JR, and others participated. They came to the station and gave a warm send off to us. I boarded the West Coast Express at 12.00 hours and started for Calicut. No reservation, but RMS comrades in the station ensured that I get a comfortable seat in the ordinary compartment.
I could anyway attend the Kerala Circle Conference.