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‘Railways to help expand network in Telangana’

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Indian Railways would extend full support in strengthening and expanding the rail network in Telangana, Railway Board Chairman A K Mittal said here today.

Mittal discussed the development plans of Telangana in a meeting with the state Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma here and assured support for railway infrastructure development.

“Positively responding to the request made by Rajiv Sharma, Mittal assured that Indian Railways would extend full support in strengthening and expanding the railway network, especially providing additional facilities for rail movement of coal etc, for the new mega power plants, which are being set up in Telangana,” an official release said.

Appreciating the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, Mittal assured its Managing Director NVS Reddy that railways would facilitate speedy execution of the eight Metro rail over bridges (RoBs), where Metro rail viaduct crosses the railway tracks, by providing necessary block periods etc, (stoppage of trains for a few hours during night time on some days), to allow Metro viaduct works over the railway tracks.

General Manager in-charge of South Central Railway P K Saxena and other senior officers of the Railway Board were also present at the meeting, the release added.