MPs seek new trains originating from Guntur for AP capital needs
Connected Guntur will spur growth : Citizens are demanding better rail connectivity to capital district head quarter Guntur from all 13 districts of the AP and country capital and further train services to new capital Amaravati. MPs also started efforts for modernisation of Guntur railway station and starting of new train services to the state capi. talfrom New Delhi. Guntur is a commercially important centre in the South Central Railway with two railway stations in the city, namely Guntur and New Guntur, but the Union government is showing bias to develop the railway station despite earning good revenue. Guntur and Mangalagiri are the important railway stations for connectivity to the new capital Amaravati.
The proposal of metro rail connectivity to Amaravati was refused. Hence, the railway department sent a proposal about starting circular train connectivity to Amarawati. Guntur railway station is the biggest in the district with seven platforms and Amaravati is 38 km from this railway station. The availability of two railway stations is very useful to fulfil the demand of trains in view of the new capitalestablishment. Formulated in 2003. Guntur railway division is earning Rs 10 crore revenue per annum due to passing of 200 express, passenger and goods trains everyday. According to the railway department nearly 25,000 commuters travel between Guntur and Vijayawada for job and business purposes and it would be doubled in the future due to shifting of government employees from Hyderabad to the new capital. Guntur Chamber of Commerce president A. Anjaneyulu said that since Guntur is famous for chilli, paddy, tobacco, cotton, limestone, cement and automobile businesses he demanded that the government start new trains originating from Guntur in view of new capital Amaravati.
- Guntur and Mangalagiri are the important railway stations for connectivity to the new capital Amaravati. The railway department sent a proposal about starting circular train connectivity to Amaravati.
Entrepreneur N. Gopalam said that industrial zone was proposed in Guntur. Sattenapalli, Mangalagiri and Nizampatnam in the Amaravati masterplan. So, the indus. trial activity will increase largely in future. Since a majority of the trains from all areas pass through Tenali, he sought connectivity to Guntur from all districts, all states and the country’s capital. He demanded that the MPs of the state exert pressure on the Union government to announce new trains to Gunturin the forthcoming railway budget making good use of the ally BJP government at the Centre. Meanwhile, No new trains or projects were announced to Guntur in the railway budget 2015 hence the MPs of Guntur district are putting various proposals hoping sanctions in the 2016 railway budget.
Guntur MP Galla Jayadev asking for modernization of New Guntur railway station for the increase of trains by shifting goods transportparcel center to Nambur railway station. Restart of cancelled Nagarjuna Express in view of new capital Amaravati. Doubling of railway line between Tenali-Repalle, new pitlines in Nallapadu and Repalle, halt to all express trains at Mangalagiri railway station and starting of new trains to Tirupati, New Delhi, Mysuru and Chennai from Guntur in view of Amaravati establishment.