Lalu promises world class railway station for Secunderabad

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New Delhi, Feb 26 (UNI) Railways Minister Lalu Prasad today promised to modernise Secunderabad Railway Station through International bidding while announcing the introduction of anti-collision devices to be introduced in Southern, South Central and South Western Railways during the next two years.

Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Express (Tri-weekly) will be among the 10 Garib Raths sought to be introduced by Mr Prasad while Hyderabad-Usmanabad Express (Tri-weekly) Machallipatnam-Bangalore Express (Tri-weekly) figure among the 53 new trains to be introduced.

Among the trains sought to be extended were Tirupati-Nizamabad Krishna Express to Adilabad, Chennai-Bangalore Express to Sri Sathyasai Prashanti Nilayam. He promised to survey for new lines on Srinivaspur-Madanapally and Doubling of tracks on Toranakal-Manuguru, Gooty-Renugunta (allocation 71.25 crore), Raichur-Guntakal (Rs 100.00 crore), Samalkot-Kakinada (allocation 65 crore).

The Gauge conversion on Madanapally- Pakala(227 KM) with an allocation Rs 86.93 crore) was promised in the Budget presented in Parliament today.

Electrification on Nandalur-Guntakal, Guntakal-Pune was promised.

Among the new lines proposed were Kadapa-Bangalore, Yerraguntla- Nossam (allocation 35 crore), Jaggayyapeta- Mellacheruvu (allocation 29.06 crore), Vishnupuram-Janpahad (allocation 5 crore).

The minister promised passenger amenities worth Rs 118.99 crore for South Central Railways (Second highest after Northern Railways).

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