What will happen to the promise made by BJP on Vizag railway zone?


As we already know the latest uproar on injustice meted to AP over the promises made during bifurcation. None of those have been fulfilled by union government. Hence, 2018-19 union budget has been opposed by Andhra people.

One of the trusting promises made by BJP was to give separate railway zone to Vizag. However, Odissa leaders have been objecting to creation of a railway zone with Visakhapatnam as headquarters from the beginning.

The proposed railway zone includes Guntakal, Guntur, Vijayawada divisions and 80 per cent of existing railway network in Waltair division. Now, leaders from Odisha gave a nod for creating the youngest railway zone.

Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal, on Saturday, directed his office staff to kick-start the process of new railway zone. After completing all formalities, PM’s clearance will be obtained. Former minister Konatala Ramakrishna, explained the significance of forming new railway zone to Amit Shah and Piyush Goyal.

Bapatla MP Sriram Malyadri spoke to a renowned news channel. He said, “The Centre will make an official announcement on new railway zone with Visakhapatnam as headquarters within four days. Jailtely said he will make an announcement after speaking with the Prime Minister.”

Vizag has already become an independent city with sea port and airport facilities available. Railway zone will facilitate the growth center a bit more.