NEW DELHI: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday announced a new railway zone named ‘South Coast Railway’ (SCoR) for Andhra Pradesh.
“The new railway zone-Southern Coast Railway will be headquartered in Visakhapatnam”, Goyal said.
“The Matter has been examined in detail in consultation with stakeholders and it has been decided to go ahead with the creation of a new Zone”, he added.
“The new zone is being created as per item 8 of Schedule 13 (Infrastructure) of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 under which the Indian Railway was required to examine establishing a new railway zone in the successor state of AP”, he stated.
“The new SCoR will comprise of existing divisions Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada and the Waltair division will be split into two and one part will be incorporated in the SCoR while the other will be converted into a new division with its headquarter at Rayagada in Odisha”, the minister said.
The SouthCentral Railway will comprise of Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Nanded divisions.
With inputs from ANI