YSRCP leader VV Reddy urges Centre for special trains in Andhra Pradesh

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The monsoon session of the Parliament started on September 14 with several precautionary measures in view of COVID-19. It is slated to conclude on October 1.

 

YSRCP leader V Vijayasai Reddy on Thursday urged the Centre to run special trains in Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Reddy said that apart from the 230 special trains, 80 new trains have been running in the country out of which none are running between important stations in the state.

"I request for the introduction of 'special trains' in Andhra Pradesh. Apart from 230 special trains, recently 80 new trains have been introduced in the country, but not a single train is running between Hyderabad-Vizag, Hyderabad-Tirupati”, he said

“I request the Railway Minister to run special trains between these destinations," he added.

The monsoon session of the Parliament started on September 14 with several precautionary measures in view of COVID-19. It is slated to conclude on October 1.

Proceedings in Rajya Sabha are being held from 9 am till 1 pm while that of Lok Sabha from 3 pm to 7 pm.

Monsoon session in Parliament is usually around mid-July. This year it got deferred after Covid-19 cases reported in India.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the session will provide a total of 18 sittings spread over a period of 18 days.

A total of 47 items have been identified for being taken up during the Monsoon Session 2020. These include 45 Bills and two financial items.

It will take up eleven Bills to replace the ordinances. These includes the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the Salary and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

 

With inputs from Agency

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