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Three trains flagged off from Secunderabad

Our Bureau Hyderabad Jan. 26 | Updated on January 26, 2011 Published on January 26, 2011

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The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, on Wednesday flagged off three trains from Secunderabad, marking the near completion of introduction of 21 new trains from the city in the last Railway Budget.

With the introduction of these three trains — Secunderabad-Tirupathi, Secunderabad-Manuguru and Kacheguda-Akola — there are now four more of the proposed 21 to be introduced.

The Minister of State for Railways, Mr K.H. Muniyappa, who was present on the occasion, said the remaining four trains as promised in the last Railway Budget will be introduced soon. These four trains include Secunderabad to Mumbai and Hyderabad to Tirupathi.

The Chief Minister said the Rs 200-crore Kazipet coach factory has already been sanctioned and the land acquisition process completed. “We will be shortly laying the foundation stone for the project,” he said.

Waltair division

Mr Reddy sought the status of a separate zone for the Waltair (Visakhapatnam) division, which was under the South Eastern Railways, with headquarters in Bhubaneshwar. If this was not feasible, the division could be merged with the South Central Railways for better administrative efficiency, he said.

The Railways has more than Rs 4,500 crore worth developmental projects, including new lines, for the South Central zone. It proposed to complete 171 km of new lines during this fiscal, with 76 route km of tract having been electrified and another 72 route km to be completed .

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Published on January 26, 2011
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