Date Of Post: 07 Feb, 2018
Vijayawada: The Centre has allocated Rs 3,670 crore for railway projects in the State in the Union budget 2018-19, according to South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav. The allocation made for the 2018-19 fiscal is around 8% more than the previous year’s allocation of Rs 3,406 crore, Yadav said in a release.
- Rs 347.93 crore had been allocated for electrification of 385-km railway line in the State, he said.
- Yadav said, proposals are made to conduct a survey for laying a new railway line between Kadapa – Guntakal – Bellary (Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka).
- While Rs 6.50 crore has been allocated for development of Minimum Essential Facilities for LHB coaches at Vijayawada & Machilipatnam, Rs 6.61 crore for augmentation of Wagon depot capacity for Routine Overhauling of Freight Wagons at Vijayawada.
- Neighbouring states like Telangana & Tamil Nadu have been allocated Rs 1,813 crore & 2,548 crore respectively.
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