Prabhu announces several railway projects for Andhra Pradesh

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An afternoon after he turned elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh, Railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced several major railway tasks for the nation, including a high-speed rail line between new capital Amaravati and Bengaluru.

He remained non-committal on the established order of a brand new railway area with headquarters at Visakhapatnam, alleging that the erstwhile UPA government did no longer “specify” it in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.

“It’s far incumbent upon us do as an awful lot as possible on this regard,” Prabhu stated after a three-hour-long meeting with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naiduwherein railway initiatives related to the kingdom have been reviewed.

The Railway Minister announced that two excessive-pace rail lines might be constructed among Visakhapatnam and Chennai and Bengaluru and Amaravati in collaboration with foreign countries.

The foreign collaborator could be determined after talks with unique countries, he said.

“I held talks with French officers yesterday; however that was simplest a preliminary meeting. We will communicate with different international locations as nicely and pick out a partner,” Prabhu introduced.

He stated a unique cause VehicleJoint mission organization could be formed by way of the Railways with AP authorities in a couple of months for taking up entire rail projects inside the state.

“Via the proposed SPV, 21 railway stations in AP could be redeveloped as (on the strains of) airports. The critical South Railway preferred manager will coordinate with the national authorities on this regard and evaluation the works each month,” the Minister introduced.

The Railway Minister additionally announced a combination capital funding of Rs 1,000 crore for putting in new railway workshops at Kurnool and Tirupati and a wagon overhaul facility at Visakhapatnam.

Those facilities could create hundreds of jobs, he said.

Prabhu additionally introduced that a prime Rail Neer plant could also be an installation in Andhra Pradesh.
two unique visitor trains would also be introduced within the

Country, certainly one of which might be run through the IRCTC.

“The second vacationer teaches can be modeled at the Palace on Wheels and the Deccan Odyssey. We will work with the state government in this,” Prabhu added.

Noting that he has grown to be “a citizen of Andhra Pradesh”, following his election to Rajya Sabha from the state the previous day, Prabhu said he worshiped Lord Balaji atop Tirumala Hills nowadays.

“AP has Lord Balaji, the most important asset. This morning, I mentioned with the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams authorities approximately growing a international-magnificence railway terminal in Tirupati beneath a Public non-public Partnership. I am informing the leader Minister about this now,” the Railway Minister said.

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