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Posted: Sep 09 2016 (16:37)

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Sep 09 2016 (08:43)   Rail zone turns out to be a sensitive issue

rdb*^   131777 news posts
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The proposed railway zone, which figures in the 13th Schedule of the A.P. Reorganisation Act, 2014, is one sensitive issue about which the Central government could not take a final decision. This is partly because of the row over location of the headquarters of the proposed zone.
There was a time when BJP State president and Visakhapatnam MP K. Haribabu stated that establishment of the new zone with the port city as its headquarters was almost given the green signal by the Ministry of Railways and only some procedural issues were to be sorted out.
Wednesday, he commented that if the railway zone was established with its head office at Vijayawada, A.P. would have got its wish fulfilled, but Visakhapatnam stands the loser, reflecting the strong sentiment that it had become in Visakhapatnam.
News reports that the railway zone would comprise Vijayawada, Guntur, and Guntakal divisions and be headquartered in Vijayawada triggered protests in Visakhapatnam.
The fact is the Indian Railways had constituted a high-power committee to work out the modalities of the railway zone a few months after bifurcation, but the panel has so far not submitted its report on the feasibility of carving out the new entity.
Visakhapatnam (Waltair division) is situated in A.P. but falls under the jurisdiction of Bhubaneswar-based East Coast Railway. If it is to be made HQ of the proposed zone, it has to be taken out of ECoR purview.
Railway officials might be hinting at procedural issues but the outcome of several rounds of deliberations at the highest level remain a secret. It could also be that the ECoR would not like to give away Waltair to A.P. for fear of losing huge revenue.
As far as the operational parameters are concerned, Visakhapatnam division contributes a higher revenue to the Railways than Vijayawada, which is one of the busiest junctions in India with over 400 trains (passenger and freight) passing through it daily.

5 posts - Fri Sep 09, 2016

Sep 09 2016 (17:01)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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People of AP had been victim of political expediency and I fully empathize with the my AP brethren
What looks unjustified is trouble creaters are enjoying the game and innocents are suffering/feeling the heat, much to the detriment of nation.

Sep 09 2016 (17:08)
Koilakuntla in IR~   7868 blog posts   7 correct pred (64% accurate)
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The comitee is formed as it is mantioned in reorganization act,in actt it is mentioned to have feasiblty study...
comitee has kept 3 agendas
New zone is extra burden to railways this is the first point and imp point
and later is odisha and chattisghar objections....
very obvious kada,when some one comes and ask we will take some land from you and give to others defnelty you say NO,they did the same......i dnt find wrong in Odisha and Chattis or EcoR.
So after that the issue is put hold and prabhu has not consulted Ecor or chattis or odisha seriusly till date.
and since 2 weeks BJP/Center has taken serious action on the issue, FM and BJP president has ordered RM to solve issue under his ministry....
prabhu opened the same file and sent one more request ot Odisha and Chattis and ECor to give their opinion on New zone...the same reply with help of some politican prabhu tried to give some bisc saying "AP wants zone only right so let us split SCR into 2 and give BZA as HQ" and close the issue for ever...
happiest moment is prabhu bisc has been rejected by AP govt, with out VSKP we dnt need any thing,we dnt want to have another regional issues in state bcz of Zone.

Sep 09 2016 (17:11)
SRG*^~   35787 blog posts   174866 correct pred (76% accurate)
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But its a blunder saying that comittee didn't submit the report they would have finished the job to say yes or no for the feasibility...

Sep 09 2016 (17:11)
Koilakuntla in IR~   7868 blog posts   7 correct pred (64% accurate)
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These polticians and media in AP has become ghost for AP
Media dnt want to speak abt development they like only discussions dharnas bandha...and polticians wont think abt the progress.
just want to specify Telugu language has 30+ news chanels,which makes you understand how media business is in AP/Telangana state

Sep 09 2016 (17:16)
Realrider   667 blog posts
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nOW GST is passed. Until GVMC Election or 2019 no masala activity on this.

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