VISAKHAPATNAM : The Central Government has agreed in-principle for setting up a separate railway zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters, said MP K Haribabu. He said that the Railway minister had given in-principle clearance to the proposal which is under due progress.
Speaking to reporters here Monday, Haribabu reiterated that the Central Government is committed to fulfil the promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act.
“The Union Finance Ministry is looking into the issue of special category status,” he affirmed. Further, he stated that efforts are being made to convince the Central Government to provide more allowances and subsidies to the State.
He also informed that the Central Government has been requested to declare the Vizag international airport as a custom-notified zone for exports particularly, pharma exports. The cargo terminal at the airport is being prepped to handle more exports with required infrastructure including storage space. He felt that the office of the additional director general of drug administration should be established in the city to facilitate pharma exports. According to him, the proposal for allowing night parking for flights is also being sent for consideration.