South Central Railway (SCR) annual meeting at the Electric Traction Training Centre (ETTC), Satyanarayanapuram, managed by Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager on Tuesday and 50 percent of the MPs who attended from the 25 Parliamentarians of the states urged with the Railway Board to take up the issue of according the Railway Zone status to Visakhapatnam as promised in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act-2014.
Rayapati Sambasiva Rao and JC Diwakar Reddy, the Senior Parliamentarians with the opinions of the meeting should have been conducted in the November instead of now among the General Budget 2018-19 preparations were already under process.
‘’The Parliamentarians become curry leaves during the sessions of the Parliament (as) they act according to the directions given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi,’’ said JC Diwakar Reddy, Anantapur MP.
According the delaying Railway Zone status to Visakhapatnam, Reddy said that “Narendra Modi” only could solve the problem as Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu sought appointment from the PM on several occasions to discuss the promises made to the State under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act-2014.
‘’For the past 30 years I have been submitting proposals about to development the projects to be executed in Guntur and Narasaraopet constituencies. No projects have materialized yet and officials are saying that the issue will be taken up by the Railway Board,’’ said Narasaraopet MP RS Rao. her further added ‘’I attended the meeting to taste the delicious menu served by the SCR officials,’’ in a sarcastic manner.
And commenting to the promised Railway Zone status for Visakhapatnam, RS Rao said, There was no proper assurance of according Railway Zone status to Visakhapatnam even completion of three years of the NDA Government. He also stressed on the need to include Tenali and Krishna Canal Junction, which are at present under the jurisdiction of Vijayawada Division, in the Guntur Division.
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MPs Proposals to SCR GM:
Many of the MPs demanded for the construction of new railway lines, new trains, extension of existing services, additional stoppages and also road over bridges/road under bridges etc.
They proposed SCR to provide free meals to the general compartment passengers, who travels long distances. Also they wanted the halt of Express trains and length of platforms should be increased
They wanted doubling the existing Vijayawada-Gudivada- Bhimavaram railway line and Chennai-Howrah route third line to be developed.