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Venkatachalam - Obulavaripalem new railway line will be operatioal very soon - DRM

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Apr 5 2019 10:32PM
Venkatachalam - Obulavaripalem new railway line will be operatioal very soon - DRM
Vijayawada, April 5 (H.S): R.Dhanunjayulu, Divisional Railway Manager, Vijayawada has said that the new railway line between Venkatachalam near Nellore and Obulavaripalem near Kadapa under construction will be operational for goods traffic by end of May, this year which reduces the distance between Rayalaseema districts and Coastal districts in AP.Divisional Railway Manager has briefed the media here on Friday on the performance of the division for the year 2018-19.He also said that the Vijayawada - Gudivada - Machilipatnam- Narsapur- Nidadavole for about 220KMs doubling and electrification would be completed by 2022. In the meantime, the traffic between Moturu and Akividu for about 40 KMs would be operational by the end of May this year, he said The Tenali - Guntur doubling will also be completed by April, 2020 On the earnings of the division, he said that the division earns Rs 5,137 crore in the financial year 2018-19 which is 38% higher than the corresponding year''s earnings Rs 3,720 crore in 2017-18. He also said the earnings crossed the target of Rs 4,334 crores. DRM said that the total earnings on passenger traffic for the year 1018-19 was Rs 1,042 .23 crore and the frieght traffic was Rs 3,965.29 crores.He said that Kakinada and Krishnapatnam ports are playing key role in achieving record earnings in freight traffic.On other developments, DRM has said that the entire buildings in the divisison including staff quarters were installed with 100% LED lighting by replacing old lights.He said that a total of 31 lifts and 17 escalators were installed in the division as part of passenger amenities.Dhanunjayulu said that all unmanned level crossings were eliminated in the division by constructing Road Over Bridges or Road Under bridges. -------------K R K Reddy, Hindustan Samaachar, Vijayawada \
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