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New Railway Zone created ahead of PM 's Visit to Vizag

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Feb 28 2019 2:38PM
New Railway Zone created ahead of PM 's Visit to Vizag
Andhra :Amaravathi :February 28: Just two days ahead of the PM visit to Andhra Pradesh, the railway minister Piyush Goel announced a new railway division named South Coast Railway with its headquarters at Visakhapatnam. This announcement thus fulfills one of the commitments made during bifurcation. This announcement was welcomed by YSR Congress and BJP but sulking Chandrababu and his Lokesh son are not happy. Lokesh blames the centre or the Railway minister to be precise, for unjust merger.He tweeted that the part of Waltair division merged with East Coast Railway was earning Rs 6,500 crore annually through freight while the part given to the new zone has revenues of only Rs 500 crore through passenger traffic.The import of the tweet was Then revenue-making Hyderabad was given away to Telangana and now revenue-making part of Waltair division has been given to Odisha," he said. According to the official gazette the new zone will comprise of existing Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions currently form part of South Central Railway, which has its headquarters in Secunderabad. The Waltair division, currently with the East Coast Railway (ECoR) which has its headquarters in Bhubaneswar, will be split into two parts - with one part to be incorporated in the new zone and merged with the neighboring Vijaywada division, while the remaining portion will be converted into a new division with headquarters at Rayagada under the East Coast Railway.The Railway zone has been named as South Coast Railway (SCOR) The South Central Railway will now comprise of Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Nanded divisions only . This announcement came ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s visit to Visakhapatnam on March 1.State BJP Prez Mr Kanna Lakshminarayana blamed the Telugu Desam government for being so ungrateful ,he said the state government did not even thank the centre welcoming decision to creation of new Railway zone. N.Nagaraja Rao /Hindusthan Samachar /Vishakapatnam N.Nagaraja Rao/Hindusthan Samachar,Vishakapatnam
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