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Railway projects and developments of AP

Postby venki4cool » September 28th, 2010, 7:23 pm

Guys please discuss the railway project of andhrapradesh here....

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Postby venki4cool » September 28th, 2010, 7:43 pm

7 railway projects on cost sharing basis for State
Chugging ahead: Minister of State for Railways K. H. Muniyappa and Chief Minister K. Rosaiah flagging off new trains from Kacheguda station in Hyderabad on Monday.

HYDERABAD: The Railways and State government will execute seven railway projects in Andhra Pradesh the State on a cost sharing basis in the ratio of 50:50. The government would also allot land for these projects, said Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa.

After a meeting with Chief Minister K. Rosaiah at the Secretariat here on Monday, Mr. Muniyappa told a press conference on Monday that the projects include connectivity between Nadikude – Srikalahasti, Manuguru – Ramagundam, Ghadchendur – Adilabad, Akkannapet – Medak, Bhadrachalam – Kovvur and doubling works on Vijayawada – Gudivada – Machilipatnam – Nidadavole – Narsapur and Guntur – Tenali – Repalle lines.

The seven projects, however, do not include the prestigious Kadapa – Bangalore line which was sanctioned by the Railway Ministry at a cost of Rs. 2,000 crore on the recommendation of former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy. Besides releasing Rs. 29 crore for land acquisition, the Railways has contributed Rs. 40 crore in the first year with an equal share from the State government. The tenders would be invited soon. Mr. Muniyappa also said 27 of the 75 road over and road under bridges proposed at unmanned railway crossings in the State would be completed by March.

At the meeting, it was decided to constitute a nodal agency of the government to speed up land acquisition, handing over land and look into other issues pertaining to the railway projects.

The agency comprising Principal Secretaries S.P. Singh who will be its secretary and Anil C. Punetha will meet South Central Railway general manager M.S. Jayanth fortnightly.

Mr. Rosaiah handed over to Mr. Muniyappa a cheque for Rs.22.9 crore towards acquiring 36 new coaches for MMTS trains in the city. The trains now have 66 coaches in all.

http://www.hindu.com/2010/09/28/stories ... 620400.htm

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Postby venki4cool » September 28th, 2010, 7:46 pm

SCR launches Mathrubhoomi

2 MMTS services for women on Falaknuma-Lingampally route
Marching ahead: Mathrubhoomi service flagged off from Kacheguda station in Hyderabad on Monday

HYDERABAD: Women passengers plying in MMTS trains can now enjoy hassle-free journey as South Central Railway (SCR) on Monday launched the much-awaited Mathrubhoomi ladies special on Falaknuma-Lingampally route.

Everyday over 40,000 women passengers commute in MMTS trains across different destinations in twin cities. Two exclusive ladies special services would be operated on the Falaknuma-Lingampally route and they would be guarded by lady security personnel and ticket checking staff will also be ladies.

Besides, Mathrubhoomi ladies special trains, SCR has also launched Hyderabad-Ajmer bi-weekly express, Kacheguda-Mahabubnagar, Kacheguda- Miryalguda Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit (DEMU) passenger trains.

Chief Minister K. Rosaiah flagged off these trains at Kacheguda Railway station in the presence of Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said Hyderabad-Ajmer express was a special train as it connects pilgrims from different religions. The State and Central governments should work in coordination and come up with such services, which aid in passengers' convenience, he said.


South Central Railway General Manager M.S. Jayanth said passenger amenities, including extension of platform shelters, Online train tracking system, better illumination would be taken up at all the MMTS station in twin cities with a cost of Rs.6 crore.

Mr. Jayanth further informed Kacheguda railway station would be developed by installation of escalators, second entry from the Amberpet side and construction of new waiting halls at the station. All these works would be taken up with a cost of Rs. 22 crore and would be completed in a year's time, he added.

The MMTS Travellers Group appreciated the inauguration of Mathrubhoomi (ladies special) MMTS service.

Describing it as a milestone on the history of MMTS, the group said this would be of great help to women passengers, in a press release issued here on Monday.

They also requested the government to cooperate with South Central Railway and augment MMTS services and also release funding necessary for commencement of phase-II works.

http://www.hindu.com/2010/09/28/stories ... 260500.htm

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it is very good news

Postby muralim » September 29th, 2010, 12:02 pm

It is very good news for women passengers. This ladies special train makes their journey happy.

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