Demand for institution of ScoR zone

VISAKHAPATNAM: The destiny of the brand new railway zone -South Coast Railway zone is unsure as Railway Minister Aswini Vaishnav introduced that there won’t be any new zones aside from the present 17 zones. The announcement ignited the fireplace within the North Andhra area and MPs of Andhra Pradesh at the moment are demanding the central authorities to present readability over the problem and varied folks’s organizations and political events at the moment are elevating voices in opposition to the federal government.
It’s recalled that the BJP authorities within the heart had introduced the brand new zone headquartered at Vizag on February 27 of 2019. The brand new zone named “South Coast Railway (SCoR)”, will comprise current Guntakal, Guntur, and Vijayawada divisions. Waltair division shall be cut up into two elements. One a part of the Waltair division can be integrated within the new zone i.e. in South Coast Railway and can be merged with the neighboring Vijayawada division. The remaining portion of the Waltair division shall be transformed into a brand new division with headquarters at Rayagada beneath East Coast Railway (ECoR). South Central Railway will comprise Hyderabad, Secunderabad, and Nanded divisions.
It had appointed an Officer on Particular Obligation (OSD) for the zone too. A Detailed Undertaking Report (DPR) was additionally ready and submitted. To this point, the federal government authorities have been reiterating that the DPR is beneath examination.
The Waltair Division in Vizag has ready round 200 acres for workplaces of New Zone. The Waltair division has one other 780 acres of land, together with 210 acres surrounding the Railways Station. As per the DPR, the zone may have 3496 km of railway routes, 5437 km of railway traces. The Indian Railways notified South Coast Railway Zone title on its web site within the first week of July of this yr.
The Srikakulam MP Ok Rammohan Naidu of TDP raised his voice within the parliament and alleged that the federal government is observing apathy. Even after three years of the announcement, there was no progress.
“Solely Rs. 40 lakhs had been allotted for the brand new zone within the 2021-22 price range and that quantity wouldn’t be ample to assemble a constructing. The brand new zone situation is neither within the current zones checklist nor within the proposed zones checklist,” he alleged.
The CPI activists led by senior chief JV Satyanarayana Murthy staged a protest on the major entrance of the Vizag Railway Station On Thursday night. He alleged that the BJP authorities cheated the general public of AP. He warned that the Railway Zone Sadhana Samithi would intensify the agitation throughout the state. The CPM district and metropolis wings and discussion board for the event of North Andhra (FDNA) demanded the federal government to ascertain the South Coast Railway zone instantly.

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