नई दिल्ली New Delhi: The report given by the Committee, which was constituted to study the feasibility of creation of a new railway zone in the successor State of Andhra Pradesh, has submitted its report and the same is under consideration of the Ministry of Railways.
This was the reply given by Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha in the Lok Sabha on Thursday to the question raised by Visakhapatnam MP Kambhampati Haribabu on the floor of the House.
Mr. Haribabu had sought to know the status of the new railway zone as envisaged in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014. The Act stipulates that the Indian Railways shall, within six months of the appointed day (June 2), examine the establishment of a new railway zone in the successor state of AP and take an expeditious decision thereon.
Mr.Haribabu has been insisting on creation of the new railway zone with headquarters in Visakhapatnam for a long time based on the aspirations of the people of the region. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had also wanted establishment of the new zone with headquarters in Visakhapatnam during his meeting with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi recently.