Andhra Pradesh MPs demand better connectivity to Amaravati

With Amaravati being developed as the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, MPs from the state have sought better rail connectivity to it.

Cutting across party lines, 16 MPs have sought more connectivity from all parts of AP and important stations of other states to Amaravati, South Central Railway General Manager, Ravindra Gupta said today after a meeting with the lawmakers.

“We have already conducted a survey and the same was submitted to the Railway Ministry. I hope it would be positively considered by the Ministry in the interest of the state,” Gupta said.

The MPs submitted a memorandum, demanding introduction and extension of trains, new stoppages, change of timings for certain trains, installation of escalators and lifts facility at various stations among other issues, he said.

“The demands will be considered…Final decision for the proposals submitted by the MPs would be taken at the Board level only,” Gupta said.

Railways is mulling constructing a new terminal at Tirupati in view of the increasing traffic, the General Manager added.

Out of the 32 MPs invited, 16 of them attended the meeting.