Various railway projects launched in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal does the honours
Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has dedicated and laid foundation stones of various projects in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh.
Foundation stone was laid for development of satellite terminal at Charlapalli railway station and electrification of Yerraguntla-Nandyal section (via remote video link). The minister also dedicated double line with electrification of Guntakal-Kalluru section in Andhra Pradesh.
The minister also launched free high-speed Wi-Fi facility at 427 railway stations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. A total of Rs 2,602 crore has been sanctioned towards various developmental projects in Telangana in the Budget 2020-21.
A total of 158 route km new lines, 48 route km doubling and third line facility and electrification of 303 route km has been done during the last five and half years. A total of 12 new projects worth Rs 10,000 crore have been sanctioned and works are in progress at various stages.
Further 22 new trains have been introduced from Telangana region and services of 42 trains have been extended to facilitate the passengers. Charlapalli Railway station will be developed with an expenditure of around Rs 250 crore and another terminal station at Lingampalli will be given due priority.