VIJAYAWADA: BJP leaders from East Godavari thanked Union minister for railways Suresh Prabhu for sanctioning Rs 200 crore for Kotipalli-Narsapur railway line that will pass over three rivers — Vaishnavi, Vynatheya and Gauthami.
Party state executive members Ungarala Chinna Babu, RV Naidu, Karri Chittibabu and Basava Sivaram Prasad, led by chairman of Animals and Livestock Development Association Y Dorababu, met the railway minister along with party state president K Haribabu and BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav to impress upon him the importance of Kotipalli-Narasapur line.
The leaders apprised the railway minister about the long standing demand of the people of Konaseema region, as it will connect various coastal towns and villages.
Though leaders like late GMC Balayogi and others had made serious efforts for realising Konaseema Railway line in the past, it got sanctioned but was confined to paper only. Consturction of railway bridges spanning seven kilometers over three distributaries of Godavari will require an amount of Rs 500 crore. However, the railway minister sanctioned Rs 200 crore for the line in the Railway Budget and Rs 50 crore for Kakinada-Pithapuram railway line.
Guntur MP Lauds Budget
Guntur: Describing the railway budget as people oriented, Guntur MP Galla Jayadev thanked the Railway Minister for considering his request and allocating funds for survey of the new line between Vijayawada and Guntur via Amaravati. He said the budget also allocated funds for taking up survey for the doubling works between Nallapadu and Bibinagar and to expedite the works of Nadikudi - Srikalahasti line. He said people might be disappointed as there was no mention of new trains, but they should see that they are getting better deal, in terms of never-before focus on improving facilities to passengers and not putting additional burden on the people by increasing fare.