The Railway Board is taking into account three new railway lines connecting different areas. The first line will establish a new rail route connecting Errabalem, Amaravati, and Nambur while the second one will link Pedakurapadu and Amaravati. On the other hand, the third railway line will be a joint one between Sattenapalli and Narsaraopet. The estimated cost of the first phase completion would amount to Rs 1732 crore.
After studying and scrutinizing the railway connection project of Amaravati, Nambur, Errabalem, Sattenapalli, Pedakurapadu, and Narsaraopet, South Central Railway has sent the feasibility report to the railway board for approval. The said railway project has become the prime focus of discussion and generating more interest because it will provide direct connectivity to capital region from various towns like Guntur, Satttenapalli, and Narsaraopet.
Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager of SCR (South Central Railway) revealed in a meeting that the first phase of new railway project would be executed by next financial year. The cost of Rs 2700 crore has been sent to the railway board for approval and the entire projection will be developed in phases. Indicating the demands, he further said that the single railway track would be laid first will be gradually doubled considering the needs of the people. Though approval of railway board is yet awaited, plans are in consistence.
Other than this, another big-ticket project is under review and Indian Railways is expected to launch the passenger and freight services for the route Nadikudi to Srikalahasti railway line. A new railway line is proposed for the existing Howrah-Chennai rail routes which will be convenient for people embarking long journeys.
The above rail proposals will not only trigger faster development in the coastal regions of the state but will also help people with better connectivity.