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Discussion in 'Developments in Amaravati' started by satish, Feb 6, 2017.
Feb 6, 2017
Hurdles remain for Amaravati rail line
Syed Akbar| TNN | Feb 4, 2017, 07.34 AM IST
HYDERABAD: The proposed Amaravati railway line may not materialise in the near future as the ministry has not committed on the target date for completion of the ambitious project that links the upcoming AP capital city with the two main railway lines - Chennai-Howrahand Chennai-Delhi.
"Since the completion of project depends upon several factors including complete handing over of encumbrance-free land by the state government, shifting of utilities, etc and most of these factors are beyond the control of ministry of railways, target date for completion of the project has not been fixed," said Union minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain.
In a written reply to YSRCP MP V Vijaysai Reddy in the Rajya Sabha, the minister said the railways has estimated that the project requires Rs 2,679.59 crore. A new railway line will be laid from Nambur (Nagarjuna University) to Errupalem village on the AP-Telangana border. As many as 17 railway stations including a bridge across the river Krishna at Amaravati village are part of the project.The historical Amaravati as well as the capital city will be covered by the new rail line.
Jun 17, 2017
Green signal for Amaravati rail line
June 16, 2017 00:55 IST
Updated: June 16, 2017 00:55 IST
Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu speaks at ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ programme. | Photo Credit: ; - T_Vijaya_Kumar
It will ensure connectivity with Vijayawada and Guntur
The Centre has given the nod to connect Amaravati with Vijayawada and Guntur by laying a circular railway line at a cost of ₹2,680 crore, Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu said here on Thursday.
The railway line, extending to 105 km, would ensure that the twin cities of Guntur and Vijayawada are connected directly to Amaravati.
‘On the growth path’’
Making the announcement at the ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ programme held here, Mr. Prabhu said the Indian Railways has the potential to change the face of the country and added that Centre had made investments to the tune of ₹3.75 lakh crore in the Railways during the last three years.
The results had begun to show as the Railways has registered an astounding increase of 1,740% in passenger and freight revenues. “The Railways will modernise 40,000 coaches over the next two years,’’ he said.
Minister for Health K. Srinivas, Minister for Social Welfare Nakka Ananda Babu, MP, Guntur Jayadev Galla, MP, Visakhapatnam, K. Hari Babu, MLA A. Rajendra Prasad and BJP Polit Bureau member Y. Raghunatha Babu were present.